Updated: Jul 26, 2020
We started keeping bees in May 2019 when we collected our first swarm. Although it was small swarm, the bees were healthy and good-tempered, and it did well through the year.
With just a single colony we were nervous about getting it safely through the winter, but it did well and in March 2020 the population was increasing steadily.
So we decided to try and split the colony into two. This short series covers how it went...