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waggie 

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Cold start to the day - ice on my bird baths!
Warmed up later but still not warm enough to take a peek at the girls.

Bees got busy just before lunch and have found the oil seed rape (which was only a matter of time - just a short walk for me through the wood). They were coming back covered in bright yellow pollen. However, some bees were bringing in dark orange stuff- and of course there are the water carriers raiding the pond.

Bees seem settled and dont (yet) seem to be planning the great escape! ;) Which I am told is too early. Noticed a few drones today.

Looked at the super we were thinking of using for brood and a half - not Hoffman so we put plastic spaces back on. Been reading about brood and a half and wondering if its more trouble than its worth. Jurys still out on this one....
 

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