Our little Chatswood apiary was incredibly productive and we adored our bees. Those girls worked their hearts out and really flourished. But, with the move to the farm and the 50 or so hives based there, we decided we’d all be better off if our 3 colonies found new homes.
2 hives went to Julie so we only had one left, the swarm with the new queen.
The last hive just found a new home with Sue… and then there were none… 😦
Both Julie and Sue are new beekeepers and are very keen to have healthy and happy colonies. I’m sure they’re all going to get along well.
Even though I know the bees are well cared for, it is a little sad to look at my bee garden and realise we no longer have bees.
It is kind of hard to be too maudlin about the whole thing though because on the farm there are 2 dozen hives that we’ll be helping care for (and 2 dozen more that we’ll be just watching). Plus, who knows, when the spring swarming season is upon us, we might grab a colony or 2 for ourselves.