Autumn is now long gone and we are in to darkest winter. Your bees are tucked up tight, behind the mouse and woodpecker guards. They are surrounded by the stores they collected from the last flowers and are dreaming of the spring to come.
As beekeepers we are programmed to worry. If when you are looking at the hives, give them a quick heft (gently lift one side by an inch or two). If they are light, you might want to think about feeding.
The only option during the winter is bakers fondant. Syrup is too cold and wet and the bees can not process it.
More information is on line, or even better ask some one in the Association for help. Its what we are all here for!
PDBKA EGM called to discuss an alternative BBKA membership for PDBKA
75th Annual Petersfield & District Beekeepers Association Honey Show
Thank you everyone for helping to create a great honey show.
A steady stream of people came up to admire the display of over 150 entries of honey, wax and cookery.
Asian Hornet officially identified in UK More details here