Badevci Hive

Badevci Hive

Beaman children with beehiveThe Beaman children photographed with the hive that the family donated for our apiary at Marlpit Community Garden.
They have called the hive ‘Badevci’ as a tribute to Sveta’s grandfather. He was a beekeeper in the village of that name and first raised her interest in bees.
name plateThe hive now joins the other two thriving colonies in our bee sanctuary. It’s new inhabitants will be introduced to their home in late spring or early summer.
When the numbers build up in our existing hives they will probably prepare to swarm. That is when it is possible to divide one colony into two and introduce one of these to the new hive. If all goes well they will quickly settle in the ‘Badevci’ hive. Their queen will start laying eggs and the workers will be busy bringing home pollen and nectar to feed the young and store in the combs.