Sometime during the winter our bee queen passed away. Seeing no brood we worried, but we read online that sometimes Italian Queens were slow to start laying in Spring. Then we saw erratic egg laying with several eggs in each cell, but we read online that this sometimes this happens with young queens.
Here it is, the Flow Hive. Much anticipated and even better than expected, complete with a plaque on the side saying ‘Founding Supporter’ and a matching hat. The hive has a whole different way of harvesting the honey, invented and improved over the last 10 years and launched with an Indigogo campaign last year.