What a glorious day to spend outdoors!
Gardening, spraying, weeding and mowing was the order of the day whilst the weather was incredible.
The last couple of weekends has been too wet to do anything outside and the weeds seem to take full advantage of this.
After a hiatus of about three weeks, I finally got to inspect my bees as the temperature climbed to 20 degrees at 2:00pm – the ideal condition to open the hive as most bees are out foraging for nectar and pollen.
With Ange on camera duty, I was able to inspect the hive for any pests, check on the progress of then honey, pollen and nectar stores and see how Her Majesty was performing with new eggs and capped larvae.
As they prepare for Winter, I need to make sure that they have plenty of food to sustain them until Spring arrives. There won’t be a lot of opportunities to open the hive if the temperature drops below 20 degrees so today was a good chance to see how they are going.
We are slowly building our practical knowledge about hive management as the last 12 months before we got our first hive was spent learning all the theory.
Hopefully, you have had a great day outdoors spending time on a hobby or doing something you love as this is a great way to recharge for the busy week ahead.
Have a great day!
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