Inspected the home colonies after being away over Easter. Weather has been very warm and a lot of plants in flower: Dandelion, apple, buddleia just starting. The forecast is set to get much colder so it’s just as well the bees seem to have been bringing in plenty of stores.
Colonies are expanding nicely and Aqua is close to running out of laying space. Adding first of supers which is earlier than normal.
Need to clean up some of last years frames to allow for colony expansion.