Friday, 27 October 2017
It was a lovely sunny afternoon and pretty warm for the time of year so it was a good excuse to go and watch the bees. They were making the most of it, perhaps having heard the forecast of the weather turning cold from tomorrow. There was a lot of pollen coming in, all in the cream / yellow / orange spectrum, some of it in quite large loads.
I have had the hive entrances reduced for some time now and it looks quite congested in the photos but the bees have no difficulty getting in and out efficiently.
The next few days will be much colder so that might be their last busy day for some time.