Took this picture this afternoon while sunbathing in the garden. It won't last, snow forecast for tonight - the first of the winter for us. I will have to issue the bees with winter weight duvets as I fear they have grown soft.
Go away! Too smug an attitude for us suffering Brits! T shirt and shorts, I expect?
I suppose 22 degrees C nearly sends your bees into a cluster?
Question: Do your bees ever cluster? Must be up a mountain if they do?
Actually it is not 'that' bad here. Yes, it is snowy and schools are closed all over the place. Right softies. Back in 1963 we didn't miss school for a bit of snow. We lived about 8 miles from the school but the bus went about 15 miles and only 2 miles on a main road. If it couldn't get to some of the outlying pick-ups, they walked to where it could get!
And if that wasn't enough ........temperatures are set to go higher over the next few days and fall slightly in the next week. Even though the day time temps are high for the time of year at night it is just 6c, so yes the bees do cluster at night. Generally the colonies look very to excellent for the time of year.