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We had an opportunity this week to share some bee knowledge.
Following an invitation from the local scouts, we did a bit of hive PR.
In order to do this an observation case was needed.
A clever man took to the workshop.
He created a viewing box for a frame from a standard hive. It has a type of Perspex forming the sides, a broad base to keep it stable and ventilation
so that the bees get good air circulation.
He collected the bees in the afternoon.
After he checked on line advice he made sure that the right type of frame was selected. A honey frame would be best so the borrowed bees would be well fed for their brief holiday.
He also ensured that the queen was left at home to prevent the remaining bees from misbehaving.
With the bees safely installed we managed to take the scouts to visit the African hive, show them how to make candles, give them a honey tasting and share the amazing close up view of the frame.
And then the bees were safely returned home that evening.
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