Well, on Thursday I learned a valuable lesson: always make sure your bee suit is done up properly! I didn’t and paid the price – got a nice little sting under my eye. I think it’s the first time I’ve ever been stung by a bee. Had loads of wasp stings but never a bee. Fortunately not too allergic and it only puffed up a little.
On the positive side I now also have a stand for my hive, courtesy of one of the other guys at the local group. I think I have all the equipment I need now. Although, it does seem to me you can never have enough. There’s always that extra ‘super’ or more ‘frames’ needed.