Welcome to 2019 girls!! It’s the first time today that I have taken the roof off my beehive to look at how they’re doing since September. As you can see the girls are flying and starting to gather whatever nectar/pollen they can from the flowers available in February. Very important for gardeners to plant early flowering plants so if we have warm weather, like now, the bees have something to forage!! However, just in case there isn’t enough to go round, or when we have a cold spell, which we will before Easter, I’ve dropped some home made sugar cake into the hive for them to feed on. Hopefully, we won’t have another visit by the Beast from the East and all will be well in our apiary!! Honey, hopefully in the summer!!