This is the time of year when having done all the hard work in Autumn preparing their bees for winter, beekeepers have to rely on the bees to look aft...
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Making up frames for the bees is quite a time consuming activity when you imagine each colony needs 9 or 10 frames in the brood box and then the same in each super (you can end up adding 3 or 4 supers during a season). My poor wife does end up havng to put up with consistent tapping as I nail them up and the boxes of frames and wax that litter the place. I'm quite grateful she's so tolerant! I have placated the situation somewhat this year with the purchase of a nailgun which reduces the 'bangs' somewhat!