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

I was at a farmers’ market today selling honey and promoting bee keeping. It was so cold, even for me dressed with 3 layers of socks, 2 shirts and a coat and 2 pairs of gloves on. Stood for six hours out of doors. But it was worth it; there were lots of interested people and I love talking “bees” to them, I even sold some honey too! Had me thinking though that a break in the cold weather would be good to allow the bees to move around a little for stores, otherwise they can starve even with a hive full of stores!