Bees – 30/4/21

I shall be beekeeping tomorrow at 2:00, all welcome to join me. April has not been a good month for honey and other bees. They have survived the winter and are raring to go with colony expansion but the cold weather has been against them. Bees need nectar to feed themselves but lack of sun means plants photosynthesize only slowly and the bees aren’t getting their nutrients. Two of my colonies which were fine 10 days ago are now on the verge of starving and have needed some emergency feeding.So tomorrow we check the bhg hives to see how they are doing.