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

Doing bees tonight I thought how we were spoilt by the lovely weather in April – warm, dry and sunny. By comparison May has been a drab, damp affair (well for me it has): colder, WETTER and the explosive build up by the bees last month seems to have stagnated at the moment, especially with the Rape crop finishing. Indeed I am keeping a watch on stores in some colonies (June gap come early?).