First day of training course
As almost always in case of a new course starting not all people who showed interest in participation before appeared on the day of our first meeting, but a not too big group also has its advantages.
The weather was not really suitable for the bees to show much activity; still a few came home with pollen baskets, watched by the completely inexperienced beginners with interest.
There were two dead colonies at the apiary which were opened and inspected in order to have a closer look at the interior of a hive inhabited by bees not too long ago and maybe find a reason for the death of the colony. As to be seen on the picture below, starvation was not the case.
Two other hives with died off colonies had to be returned to the house from a steep area of the apiary, giving an impression of how hard beekeeping can sometimes be - physically and psychologically.