The Sensible Fitness beehives are down to one.  Mid-summer, I lost a queen in two hives and am not sure why.  This led to the loss of both hives, since it is too late in the year to introduce a new queen and get the populations back up for winter.

While I have not ruled out being a bad beekeeper, my mentor who has tremendous experience says no, it is just a part of beekeeping.  The remaining hive has been treated again for mites and appears healthy and strong.  It has plenty of honey to survive the winter, which is a primary concern.

In a month, I will need to prepare the hive for the colder temperatures of winter.   I will be sharing those chores with you in the next newsletter!

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