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

The fields of yellow by me are quickly turning dull green; so now is the time to remove Rape honey before it granulates and sets in the comb. Checking the hives, some honey is ready but an awful lot is still nectar which will need watching carefully over the next few weeks- if the bees process it into honey it must come off. However they may need to consume it which sorts the problem.