I have been using this time of confinement to do some serious house cleaning, gardening and cooking and we finally got the our bees at Loch.
We knew from our last visit that we had to take away some old dark honey frames and replace them with clean new ones and bring intact boxes as a few were rotten and allowing hive robbing through gaps. This is a bio-security NO-NO!!
There was one hive which was particularly irritable. I don't think I'm being unkind when I compare that hive to the historical 2016 'Tower of Bitches'. This was a hive 3 full boxes high which housed the most vindictive, caustic and mordacious (I didn't make it up, but I did look it up. It means bitey. Great word!) group of bees you could ever have the misfortune to encounter.