A Space to Grow is waiting to get two colonies of bees later in the year, but this week Ian Campell, who has been teaching the group how to keep bees, lent us two colonies to get some experience.
These are now positioned behind the bee shed and meditation garden. However, two colonies today became three after during the first practical bee lesson an artificial swarm was required.
It transpires since Tuesday, when the bees arrived, they had been busy rearing a new queen to divide themselves. The first practical lesson was therefore more dramatic than expected but it seems bees will work to their own timeframe.