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

As a result of hives on one site being prone to sinking and leaning (and in the past 2 have fallen over), I have bought some 600mm square slabs to make firm platforms. As the weather is cold I thought it a good day to start putting some down on site. I managed to carefully heft each hive to one side before leveling the ground and laying a slab, but on each ocaision as I hefted the hive back into place a few of my” little darlings” angrily buzzed out of the entrance to see what I was playing at!