- Mar 27, 2012
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Maybe cos they're not hungry! All have benefitted from nearby oilseed rape, hawthorn, sycamore etc. First crop of honey taken off but plenty left in the hives.Interested about your comment - bees could barely be bothered to flap their wings…is this cos they are hungry? I have a fair amount of stores in the super but bees were very quiet on inspection this weekend?
One of the fascinations of beekeeping is watching colony busyness at different temperatures. In late Feb & March/April the bees will fly vigorously at 8-10C if the sun is on the hives and not windy. Yet last week @ 24C they could scarcely be bothered (to use a slightly anthropomorphic interpretation)