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Giving the bees a break

2024 Cliffe Castle Bee Blog #4

Given the weather forecast, we decided to give the Observation Hive bees a break today. They have space for Queen Ruby to lay, stores and no need to be disturbed by in wind speeds of 40mph+. I'm sure they'll thank us!!


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