Well the weather has been exceptional – up to 20 C. Bees have been very active bringing in lots of pollen and nectar. Managed to inspect both home and River Mole apiaries, will try to do Westhumble on Wednesday.
Saw a drone with white eyes (forgot my camera) which is a recessive trait. Also the queen in the largest colony at the Mole apiary is massive, so will need to try and breed from her later in the season.
Decided to try and strengthen the nuc to see if I can get it to a viable state with a view to re-queening later in the season.
Forecast for the coming week is much lower temperatures, which may slow things down.
Flowering: Plum and flowering cherry