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

At every site today there were wasps trying to find a way into hives. I have put mouse guards onto all my hives and taped across part of them to reduce the entrances so as the bees might better defend them.
There has been very little fresh income in any supers on the hives and the season appears to be on the wane – winter to look forward to again! Our season is so short and intense.