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Growing Connections honeybees

Bees have survived the long winter, they are strong and healthy ready to return to National hive.
Volunteers have carefully cleaned the hive and prepared new frames for brood, were queen and bees stay together and keep stores of pollen, honey and young larvae.
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On Saturday a small group of beekeepers with mentor from Killinchy Beekeeping Association moved them from Nuc box into carefully cleaned hive.
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Great to see all the grubs [bee larvae] at various stages of growth and all the pollen stores from Dandelion and Gorse. Beautiful hexagonal pattern made by Queen laying eggs, and larvae at various stages of development.
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Beekeeping team meeting at the farm today to rehome the bees in their summer hive

Honey bees at Growing Connections have survived the long winter, and today we moved them from small Nuc box into carefully cleaned hive. Great to see all the grubs [bee larvae] at various stages of growth and all the pollen stores from Dandelion and Gorse. Beautiful hexagonal pattern made by Queen laying eggs.”