Bees & Honey
In Spring 2009 we gave a home to 7 hives of honey bees. Unfortunately, due to unavoidable circumstances, our beekeeper has had to give up and we no longer have any hives here at the moment. However, I still intend to keep you up to date with what should be happening in the hives you may see about.
its well and truly spring and all the insects are out and about , feeding and breeding and pollinating.
the Bees are foraging in order to bring food back to the hive so the young grubs can be nourished and the population grow.
The queen is busy mating and you may be lucky enough to have seen a mating swarm where the queens fly up surrounded by all of the drones.
After the deed the drones die and the queen never mates again!