The weather has been warm and the temperatures have picked up and are now around 12 -14 C. Lots of blossom now out because of the very warm February.
Bees are very active and taking in pollen. This is the first inspection of the home apiary colonies and I wanted to to see how they are doing for stores as experience has told me that they get through more stores if the Winter is mild. All 5 colonies are low but 2 of them are bringing in quite a lot of nectar.
inspected the Mole River apiary on 30th March
Flowering: Quince, Cherry, Laurel And Gorse.
Added feeders to 3 of the colonies as the stores are low and if the weather turns colder they may struggle.