” Sods Law ” and more Bee Photographs
The weather forecast across the UK is for reduced temperatures from the weekend, actually it is going to be more seasonal weather. This weather has been great, however I was speaking to a potato farmer yesterday. He recalled last time we had a March like this. He had started planting potatoes in March, then it rain non stop throughout April and he eventually finished planting in May.
Don’t want to be a pessimist – but also with a hose pipe ban in some parts of the country starting the 5th April, I would consider placing a bet on the skies opening on the 6th. It’s called ” Sods Law ” !!
I had a quick look today at one hive and see that with the fantastic pollen and nectar flow of the last week that a lot of nectar has been stored in the super. Of course nothing capped as yet. Will do inspections over weekend, as need to check bee space and whether queen cells are starting to appear. I’ve heard reports of some swarms already. I would be surprised if I see a queen cell, as seen no drone brood of any quantity as yet.
This so far has been an unusual start of the season, so I am expecting everthing and nothing this year. Along way to go !!
Added a few more photographs from yesterday.