Today I managed to sneak enough time in a warmish day to have a look at the bees. I was going to take the honey off but looking in decided that there was about enough to see them through the winter but not much more – not enough to be worth taking off. Another poor summer for beekeeping. So I contented myself with putting in the Apistan and just doing a quick check to ensure that there was at least some brood – not much, but at least I have a queen. There was a time in midsummer when I thought I’d lost her. Others in Coton have lost their bees this year.
The pix is, I know, of a bumblebee. But I like it.