On Sunday with the mild weather we noted a lot of activity around the bee yard. The bees were taking a cleansing flight. Just say the snow went from a lovely white blanket to having yellow/orange spots all over it. Yes bees do poo! and poo a lot!
We are members of the local bee association and the monthly meeting was last night and the bees leaving the hive on Sunday for a short flight is actually a very good sign.
Today Michael went out to do a very quick inspection of all the hives and gave all the bees additional feed of sugar syrup.
We are learning it becomes a family farm affair when we do anything and both May and Lily found Michael rather interesting in his bee suit.