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

Checking my colonies today, preparing for winter! I lifted the roof off a hive to find these mice making a lovely nest in the feeder above the brood; following my last visit (2 weeks ago) I had not quite put the roof back square- the gap left was obviously big enough for the mice to sneak in and set up home, nice and warm above the bees, they were not afraid to climb the hive and gain access some 4 feet up!