The Dirty Side of Beekeeping

Bee Sweeping

We rarely talk about the work that goes into maintaining an urban beehive outside of the hive itself. One of our many winter duties is to sweep the roof and clean up dead bees.

As the hive culls its numbers into the winter months, dead bees accumulate on the rooftop in the tens of thousands! Of course, out in the wild they simply return to the earth, but here in the city they pile up quick!

Here’s a peak at Mr. Combover doing the dirty.

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