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

I had a deep sad feeling as I went round my bees today; it would appear to all intent that the active season is starting to diminish. Plans and preparations need to be implemented to get the bees ready for winter! There may be a late flow (water balsam or heather) but I think that is unlikely and I doubt I would take any honey from my bees from now. The season has unfolded, been manic but enthralling! I am so sad that it is nearing its end.