HONEY!……During the recent warm and mostly dry spell, our bees have worked hard to produce a surplus crop of summer honey. See our ‘HONEY’ page for more details.
At long last the bees have been taking advantage of some warm dry weather! Although not every day has been perfect for them and crops/flowers have been slow to produce nectar which the bees need to make honey. We are now more hopeful of a surplus crop of honey.
See our honey page for the latest news on purchasing our honey.
We have managed to catch a few swarms and our colonies are now slowly building up to hopefully become strong colonies, enabling them to bring in nectar for a summer crop of honey. See our honey page for the latest news on this.
We had a very challenging winter where we lost a few colonies. This current cold weather isn’t helping the colonies expand and also it’s restricting their ability to bring in nectar to make honey.
We are unlikely to have any spring honey for sale but are hopeful the bees will build up numbers enough to forage for a summer nectar.
The bees making the most of the sunshine today bringing in plenty of pollen (protein) for the brood. They carry the pollen back to the hive on their rear legs (pollen baskets). See photo below….
A good day for flying……..