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Checking the bees this week, the June Gap is very much in evidence. The Spring flowers (Oil Seed Rape) have finished but the summer flowers have yet to come into bloom. This creates almost a complete stop on incoming nectar. Stores in the hive are diminishing rapidly and so some good weather is needed to keep the season going.