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

Checked the fondant today on all my hives; many had the bees “chobbling” away and a few colonies needed more! A sure sign of how poor summer was ( I took no honey off any hive after the Rape this year). The pleasing sign was the way many reared their stings up at me as I peeked to check the fondant (a real “thanks for checking but clear off !” from the bees) .