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

My hives are all secure and best prepared for the approaching winter. Today, soaked by thunderstorms, I was picking up spare equipment from some sites and again was confronted by mice making snuggly winter homes amongst my empty hives. A lesson to be learned as obviously there must have been suitable gaps for them to gain access. Fortunately little damage had been done and after their initial shock they scurried off into the undergrowth.