The latest additions to the apiary includes 2 clear tubes between the entrance holes and the hive. Hopefully we shall be able to see the bees with pollen on their legs returning to the nest. Mike added some ‘porches’ on the outside as well to ensure water doesn’t get driven in.
This was also the first use of the top bar nuc boxes and it all worked beautifully.
It was then a case of transferring the bars into the observation hive and popping the open nuc box in the bottom to allow the remaining bees to find their way out. All very gentle. And we even saw the Queen.