that awful thing happened- my Landlord has given notice that I have to move- he is cashing in a local property boom caused by my council changing it’s zoning laws. Brilliant. For the last year I have had to live in the midst of multiple building sites- with dust and noise- and now my own house is slated for imminent demolition. I have 90 days to move house- and that includes more than a few beehives full of bees.
One sad fact is that there is a beautiful garden here: walnut, olive, grape, lemon, bay leaf, persimmon, tangerine, fig, wild parsely and much, much more besides. It’s a veritable jungle- an ecosystem. There are many small critters: lizards, possums, bats, wasps, mice, rats and many bugs (and MILLIONS of bees ). In a single day (or three) all of this will be destroyed (except the lucky bees). It’s a very sad fact- that garden plants and animals have no rights of tenure. Indeed they have no rights at all. Now all of those things will be lost- like tears- in the rain…
In a year from now there will be nothing but concrete supporting some poorly built and very, very ugly flats. And some developer with another half a million… That’s what they call ‘progress’.
is there anything I should be aware of about moving beehives in cold weather? In many ways I guess it’s better than hot weather. But we are just heading into winter and I am wondering if there is anything I should take into consideration as I go about re-locating my hives? I have suitable apiaries in mind- so that’s not a problem. I was also about to reduce the hives down in size so that will also make things easier.