We now have eight hives and none of them have swarmed, yet. One of the new hives that P. and S. split off is not very active so we need to have a good look inside to see if there is a queen. But the deputy beekeeper (Stefan) has just started his compulsory military service, so he won't be in Pojo much over the next few months. We hope he comes home on leave when we start closing down the hives and putting the honey into jars.
Some Finnish beekeepers are already starting to shut down their hives, Certainly the fields are now dominated by grasses and the main flowering species are finished.