9th September 2020
John and Yvette, our Woofer, undertook hive inspections yesterday, the first time since Winter began. We left the bees with plenty of their honey (of course) and the fact that they have eaten nearly all of it confirms that there wasn't much else around over Winter. The hive numbers are however beginning to build, the bees seem busy and content (a gentle hive energy emanates) and we are hopeful that rain soon will induce more flowering for them. We think that many plants are still in recovery mode from two years of drought, and of course at low sun spot times, everything is slower and more subdued.
It looks as if we won't have honey until early October this year and it will be interesting to see what flavours they find when we do.
Finally, Happy Birthday to my Mother who would have been 94 today. Mums always remain special.