Bee home: reinforcements are under way!

The last three weeks I have been busy preparing for my exams and configuring the new Swiss Folding Team homepage therefore I wasn’t reporting about the evolutions of my bee home. In fact there was no evolution, sadly a devolution related to the cold temperatures: yes, my bees suddenly stopped working and there was no more buzz coming and going.

On Saturday I checked once more if there was something moving, I opened the small observatory drawer and met a sleepy and weak bee which was slowly moving. On one hand it was a nice surprise to meet one as I expected the drawer to be empty, on the other hand seeing that the bee was struggling I felt sorry and was unhappy as it confirmed my suspects regarding the effects of the low temperatures.

Today I received an email from the company, wildbiene und partnersĀ (I have just checked the homepage and they do have a wonderful film as introduction), were they were recognizing the challenge posed by the weather and proposing to send a second starting colony in order to reinforce the current one and take advantage of next weeks of hopefully nice weather. Needless to say that I immediately subscribed for the free proposal… I should receive the new bees around next week. Let’s hope for the best! šŸ™‚

The Swiss Folding Team has its own webpage!

Please have a look:

I have managed to create the homepage for the team, which still is far from perfect, but at least it offers the required information for new users. The homepage featuresĀ support for multiple languages (translation still need to be made though) and a very simple forum, which we may use to exchange information between us and with new team members of course!

The hosting company couldn’t decrease the pricesĀ on the long term but still, they offered us the free registration of our domain for one year which is a nice gesture from their part.

I have been able to configureĀ the site as it is also thanks to Roberto who is always a valuable source of information.

And here we go… nothing stands us in between now! We may very well start spreading the word about the team and the whole project! Put the link on Facebook, in your mail signature… get it going and let’s makeĀ The Swiss Folding TeamĀ the best performing team in Switzerland!