Category: Feeding bees

  • Unexpected Christmas presents

    Unexpected Christmas presents

    OUCH!  The bees let me know for sure that they do not hibernate for winter! I had a sneak peek at hives recently, just checking that they had enough food after the long wet spell followed by the cold snap followed by the current mild weather. This hive seemed heavy enough, but I added fondant…

  • Christmas present (for bees)

    Christmas present (for bees)

    Yesterday evening I abandon my couch, cosy fire and my Christmas tree sparkling with a million coloured lights, to brave the dark and cold to go Christmas shopping for my bees.  Bees have been so active because of the recent mild weather that the bees are getting through their stores of food fast, too fast.…