Here are the newly purchased Maisemore bees being transferred into their new home.
And for contrast, here are the Wild Woodside bees, undergoing serious surgery to try and get them into a useable hive. After our last attempt when Mr H got stung rather a lot, they were remarkably calm this time, which was a) very surprising and b) a relief!
Much of the rest of the weekend we spent fixing up and sorting out all our hive bits, which has needed doing for a few years so that was good. We also spent an afternoon at a local Beer & Cider Festival, mainly because friends of ours were playing live so we went to hear them. I was driving so Mr H managed to sample 4 pints of local ale, but was still good enough to cook me my favourite meal in the evening!
Finally, here is Spot all ready for his trip back North... he's in the van as soon as he sees it open and being packed, just in case he misses out on anything!