07917 677667 beesatbobs@btinternet.com RJ beekeeping, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Maybe it’s my age but…

The season seems to be well advanced this year. Maybe because last Spring was so cold and late. The bees are building up well, the Oilseed rape is in full bloom; all the plants and trees seem weeks ahead of themselves (as indeed do the bees). I am not complaining although I find myself almost playing catch up with equipment and keeping on top of things. Maybe it is my age! Oh dear!!


For me, today, the swarming season has started; I have carried out 3 artificial swarms.
The bees were very tetchy today, was it the cloudy weather or the Rape??