Just coming back into the game after a 3 year hiatus caused by increasing age, senility and plain old cussedness. This time I will have only one hive to keep my interest alive. Besides that I miss the little devils.
I was hoping to get a swarm but the chance of that seems to decline the further we get into spring so it may well be that I end up getting a nuc to get things started again.
I had been thinking that perhaps the feral hives been decimated and that there may the swarms around that there were a few years ago.
I was also hoping that some sort of miracle had happened and that the shb had been eradicated. Unfortunately not so, but it does seem that work has been done in managing the pest.
Has the move towards smaller cell size helped with management practices.
No doubt I will find out all in due course