Oil Seed Rape in flower – photo bees in flight
Back from our few days in Spain over Easter. We had extra 36 hours in Spain due to getting food poisoning on our last night in Spain. Lovely restaurant but we think we got salmonella poisoning from the chocalate mouse which was made from raw eggs. It’s time like these you want to die !! and there was no way I would have made the next morning flight home without chucking up down the isle of the Easyjet flight. We therefore re-booked a flight back the following evening. Understand last week was wet and cold, so oil seed rape had not moved on too much more from when we left.
The sunshine here this morning in West Norfolk has brought out the oil seed rape flower. Though blowing a cold northerly wind, I opened a couple of hives very quickly to check on capped honey from the nectar brought in prior to the OSR flowering. Much of the frames are capped and that which isn’t stayed in the cells when I tapped the frames over the hives. I think I have about 50-70lbs of this honey and am keen to take off, as rare to get this early blossom honey untainted by OSR nectar.
Unfortunately no time next week to do an extraction of these frames, so I am going to whip these frames off early next week and freeze them. I can then do extraction when I have more time.
Took a few photos this morning – Like this one of bees in-flight bringing in OSR pollen.