I was at the apiary on Sunday morning enjoying the sun and the peaceful surroundings. Seems I wasn't the only one!
I think he's a Roe Deer, but I'm not certain.
The bees are ok. I went through both hives in detail. Some queen cups but no signs of real queen cells. Some good solid brood also, but there is still plenty of space.
I started to feed the old hive that is in one deep. This hive is starting to draw out comb in the second upper deep so I thought some 2:1 would encourage more building.
The other "swarm" hive is in a stronger state, brood in both deeps but I must do a mite count/treatment. I spotted a few bees with DWV. A bit worrying!