As a result, I made the sensible but disappointing decision to give up, fetching though the bee-suit is.
It took a little while, as this is not the ideal time of year to sell bees, as they are about to settle in for the winter, and it is always a bit of a gamble as to whether they will make it through the winter.
But via the local beekeeper's association I found a lady who was looking for some bees to boost a weak hive going into the winter.
|New bee-owner sealing up|
So, on Friday evening she came to shut up the hive, and on Saturday morning she, and a friend, came and collected the hive and bees.
So, I no longer own any bees.
Which is sad, as I liked having bees, right up to the point when they nearly killed me.
But since I can't look after them any more, I'm glad that they have found a new home, and relieved not to have to rely on others to look after them for me.
So, bye-bye bees. It was (mostly) nice to know you.