Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas peek!

The weather was warm and dry enough today to allow me to get over to the bees and have a quick look to see what's happening - no inspection you understand - I just watched for any activity, hefted the hives and looked quickly under the outer cover.

It appears to be good news.

The hives are reasonably heavy, there was a little activity and some grey pollen (willow?) was being brought in.  Under the outer cover I could see a nice tight cluster in the middle of the hive.

So it looks good!  If I manage to get to see them during a nice warm snap I'll consider feeding them, but right now I'll
leave them alone.  They know what they're doing!