This was a first.
I gave a hand yesterday in starting the long process of re-homing some neglected hives. It’s the first, and I hope the last time, that I will need a hammer, crowbar and power-saw to open a bee hive.
The boxes were badly rotted and needed total replacement
Hmm… where to start.
After 15 years, the boxes were just a block of burr comb.
Hive one finished and the girls march back home…
Time for the saw.