|Old part of Western Cemetery, a little haven for wildlife.|
|This Queen is very dark and slender as Queens go, let's call her Maleficent.|
|Good Queen Chubbychops on the other hand looks closer to Buckfast.|
|Good Brood pattern from the Dark Queen|
|Bearding under a shallow frame|
I'm using Commercial Brood boxes but a while ago moved some test frames from the colony I bought in May into one and they'd come on smaller National Frames. The bees used the space under one to draw brood comb which I've removed to control Varroa.
|National Frame with brood comb built below it|
|There's more than just bees enjoying the sun|