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Big Legs is bringing in the honey

Big Legs is bringing in the honey

All the time I have the fate of Big Legs and BLT on my mind.  Neither colony have really taken off this year or seem big enough to have the best chance of coming through Winter strong.  In Big Legs favour is the fact that her colony has filled 2 supers, even if she's not built up a strong brood nest - the laying pattern looks odd and they're not even using all the frames they have available.  In BLT's favour is that she's a year younger and her brood looks better - but only on 2 frames at the moment - she could be a slow developer too...  

One day I'll have to decide which I keep and then combine the colonies to make one big one for winter - the season is nearly over, I'll have to decide soon...

 

Bringing in the pollen

Bringing in the pollen

Is Big Legs as good as I thought she was?

Is Big Legs as good as I thought she was?

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