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

Apiguard sorted, fondant and ekes on (despite the rain); my bees are all bedded down for winter. Pleasing to think I have completed the cycle and done my upmost to prepare my colonies, sad that I am really saying “bye for now and over to you” as I can do little more now than watch, powerless, as winter unfolds.