This email was sent out by the National Bee Unit yesterday:
With the on-going poor weather, there is a real risk of bee colonies starving. Please check for stores in the colony and if in any doubt feed your bees. You should feed with either a fondant or a thin syrup.
Further information on feeding bees can be found in Best Practice Guideline No. 7, on the Advisory Leaflets page of BeeBase (click here)
National Bee Unit.
Today was yet another rainy day. Emma and I went round the apiary topping up the sugar syrup in all the hives. Meanwhile the others huddled around cups of tea and three different kinds of cake. We still don’t know if Myrrh has managed to find a passing sunny moment to mate.
Who will feed the bumbles?
A few pics from Drew’s photos last week which I didn’t post yet:
Can we have some sunshine please?