on and off drizzling/light rain all day.....nice up until around 1pm here in Manchester. Wish my bees had had better weather to get used to their new home. At least after the rain everything will be fresh and cool for them and they can get out and snuffle about the allotments
Lol, it's been raining here all week and we have a hosepipe ban too. The cheek! All that money they charge for stuff that falls from the sky. They waste it with old cracked pipes and we have to pay, but not be able to use it as we like! Grrrrr, don't get me started.
Chucking it down for three days. stopped in the early hours today but it looks a bit grim in the Western sky. Bees were still foraging though, even though every website I googled says categorically that honey bees don't fly in the rain. Well my bees haven't been told that.
Are they still outside tonight?. if they are then rather than fanning, it could be overful
what is the number of supers you have on and how are they being drawn out, it could just be too many forgagers to fit your brood box... iassume you have a 14x12 like most in London , but as i have not asked, so if you are on standards then even more likely to be overcrowding
i been up to mine today and added an extra Super not because they have drawn all the current supers but becuase i want to give them a bit more brood space just to use over night..i am away part of next week..just insurnace