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

A mild day today and visiting the hives meant I could see colonies flying to ensure their presence. Sadly some have been lost and it appears the wet,damp, but cold weather over the last month has been their demise (as all were okay back in December). Indeed the news today highlights the weather/climate and how different it has been the last twelve months; this is worrying and does not bode well for our bees. To add to my woes today one WBC entrance had been hacked (with the reduce entrance slide thrown off and due to the damage cannot now be replaced) by what I really don’t know. The bees were still alive inside and I have fitted a metal mouse guard over the entrance.