Our bees have been extra busy in the sunshine, after being cooped up for most of the lingering winter days, and the wetter Spring.
The recent burst of blossoms, however, has released lots of pollen for nourishing the new cells and larvae. With the warmth in the last couple of weeks, it is now a bumper time for the nectar flow! Nectar is used by the bees to make honey.
There is always a balance between ensuring there is food to support the new generations and storing reserves of honey for winter survival.
Looks like there is lots about, so we have added extra supers/ upper layers to encourage the bees to make and store more.
Hive one is doing okay. Hive two is very active and healthy. Hive three has a huge active population that needs more space – hence the penthouse appearance!
We will start harvesting honey in June and will share with our local friends in July 💛🐝🍯