Tuesday, February 18, 2014

First good weather for ages!

I can't remember the last time it was this warm! I expect we'll be told by the weather people tonight but it seems like ages!  And what's more there are at least 3 days of this to come - in a row!!!

I took the opportunity to go and have a look at the bees in the Botanical Gardens this morning.  I wasn't disappointed! I think they must be almost as excited as me to have some flying weather.  The hive was positively spewing out bees from the bottom entrance and the top entrance!  It was just wonderful to see! And no small relief either after such a long spell of cold weather.  So here are a couple of videos of what I saw...

And as a bonus the bees in the three hives in Ladue and my two hives at home are reported to be flying about today as well!  So, just the hive just down the street to account for now; fingers crossed!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

My bees are alive!

It was warm today! Ok so not 'shorts and tee shirt' warm but certainly warm enough for me to take a very quick look in the top of my hives at home, without worrying about chilling the cluster.

And I found bees buzzing at the top of both! Remarkable! It's been so cold for so long you really just have to wonder and marvel at their resilience and hardiness! Still I suppose 65 million years of evolution has to count for something!