The bees have woken up!!!!
Now that the milder weather of spring is here and there are some flowers – we found 6 different types on a walk this week – the bees are no longer clustering and are out looking for pollen and nectar.
This is a dangerous time for the bees however – there aren’t a huge numbers of flowers around and the bees need food because they are moving more which uses more energy.
The Queen is starting to lay eggs as well, and these babies need pollen and nectar to grow.
It is very important that we make sure that they have enough food to keep them going until more flowers are out and there is a steady flow of nectar.
They still have stores of honey and I have given them more fondant icing to keep them happy.