07917 677667 beesatbobs@btinternet.com RJ beekeeping, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

My guest mouse has gone. The nucleus hive inhabited the last few months was empty and the nest that was inside found strewn outside the entrance. It has left me with mixed emotions: I hope that “mouse” has found a better place, sad that it has gone but pleased I can now reclaim the hive and return it home to clean and sterilise ready for bees next year.