I looked at my six hives a few weeks ago, relieved that they had all made it through the winter. However, Patience was not laying.
When I looked again a few days ago, Patience had vanished!
This colony collapse thing is hard to understand.
Still, we have five remaining – three of which should produce honey, providing we get through the swarm season without losing a swarm from each.
All the joys of beekeeping!