Hello friends and family
We have our first chicks! We had chicks in one nest down the hill on Tuesday with 3 nests pipping.
By Thursday we had 14! The numbers kept climbing and yesterday we had 26 chicks. If only everything stayed sweet for a while – but no – a pair abandoned their eggs within days of hatching. We collected up the eggs and slowly warmed them by giving them to a spare male, but that was only ever going to be a short-term solution.
A busy week this week – on Wednesday I had my morning at the top tip and on Friday Charlie checked the bees for me. One of my apiaries had been removed so now I am down to 3. All the other bees looked so fabulous – a warm brown colour and full of business!
Spring is still unfolding all its glory here in North Otago!
Have a great week!