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

The clock in the Jimny said 08.34 as i pulled alongside the hives in the field to start checking the fondant but already the girls were busy coming and going, waddling back into the hive laden in creamy pollen. You could think it was still summer but for the yellowing and bare trees in the distance.
There was a mix with some hives having taken down all the fondant previously left for them while others had barely nibbled their blocks. It was pleasing to see them all active and okay.