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

Concern?

The winter so far has been VERY mild (and wet!). This is not good for the bees; it also seems to be playing havoc with the plants and trees. A good cold spell is really needed!

Wasp Queens

Checking fondant today around my apiaries I found over half a dozen wasp queen hibernating inside the roofs of hives! Needless to say they were all dealt with, crafty little beggars!!

Familiar Smell

There was a distinct aroma emanating from my hives today which leads me to believe that the Ivy is coming into flower. A late source for the bees