• Dodging the May showers

    After a succession of wet, cool days, the bees took advantage of late afternoon sunshine to gather nectar and pollen in this south facing hive. Such is the intensity of activity that they are queuing at the hive entrance; the heavy loads of yellow pollen can be seen on their hind legs

    Due to the cold weather, spring blossom is flowering much later than usual. Our bees desperately need some warm sunny weather so that they can gather nectar to make honey. The honey bees won't leave their hive in the wet, cold and windy weather that has persisted throughout this spring.

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Mwika beekeepers with Viv and Steve
See the top bar hives suspended in the trees behind