I’ve been meaning to put up this photo since my wife and I returned from our weekend in Florence.
Having only just seen Michelangelo’s ” David ” - we were surprised to arrive home ( or I was ) and as the car headlights swept the garden I saw ” The Naked Beekeeper”
Naturally my first reaction was ” where the bl%$&£ hell has that come from. It seems some friends were given the statue and with aid from Helen, who supplied the bee smock, they decided to set it up in our garden. Two weeks later it still stands here. I removed the smock, but someone unknown has been down the driveway and now dressed it in just a pair of lace red panties.
Plans are a foot though to see where the Naked Beekeeper will end up next. Will keep you informed !!
West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Beekeeping Association have a course on treating Oxalic Acid to bees tomorrow. I have mite boards in place to see what dead drop of varroa mite I have at the moment. Though I treated all the hives with Apiguard in August/September, the mild autumn could have seen an increase in varroa. I have never used Oxalic acid before on my hives, however the course will teach me how to use it, should I find it necessary. Oxalic acid can only be used on broodless colonies, so really in Dec/Jan are the only times you can use it.
I will report the course with some photos.
Beekeeping A Novice’s Guide 2nd edition is selling extremely well. Soon get to last posting days before Chrsitmas, so anyone wanting a copy as a gift should let me know asa soon as possible.