70.000!... is this acceptable?
So, I can only imagine that this is the usual number of colony losses, why would brexit increase the losses? Beekeeper would have become less competent without the EU (or the bees died of sadness?)
Perhaps it’s therefor time to:
1- look after the colonies better so...
I made my hives and frames with Pine. I have a joinery workshop so it makes thing easy.
I followed the standard BS size because I didn’t want to “have” to do it again in the futur.
It worked fine (3 seasons so far).
I made thicker box sides (11frames) so the insulation is better and protected...
I am sorry to say that sticking a label on a jar doesn’t improve the reliability regarding the origin of the honey but to provide the identification of the seller (ie his address or a way to find him).
The honey can still come from “the back of transit from east Europe” you wouldn’t know about it.
I fitted single and double supers on my colonies as the temperatures are going up tomorrow and get to 20c full sun from Sunday and most of next week.
Double super for one colony which is on double brood box and 8 frames already fully capped!!!
Other ones could have waited a bit but the...