Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Constructing a beehive

The National Trust were given a beehive by 'Innocent', the people who make smoothies as part of their 'Buy one get one Bee' campaign.  As I keep my bees at Hanbury Hall anyway, I volunteered to look after the National Trust's beehives as well.  So, one sunny day a big box of bits arrived, and we tried to turn it into a beehive!

The beehive arrived as a ‘flatpack’.  There were about 210 pieces ... and no instructions.  Fortunately, it is a WBC style hive, which is the same as the other beehives, so the occasional sneaky look at another hive helped in the build!