Yeah, the EQ’s are causing a fair bit of chaos but didn’t lose my house this time round. I got up in the middle of the night to check the hives hadn’t fallen over.
Spring is working out well thanks @Dee. Split my only colony back at the beg of October and the new one is going super well. Just put the flow supers on both #1 and 2 and both are getting waxed/propolised, so hopes high for my first go at flow extraction one of these days.
Made a tiny split about a month ago with a swarm cell a neighbour gave me and that hive is humming along beautifully. I’ve now caught four swarms, both in my bait hives and two caught while standing on the roofrack of my truck. Three of them have been from my school (I’m a teacher) - yes, I have a bait box in a tree outside my classroom. So, have gone from one hive to seven in fairly short order and run out of gear. Great fun.