Thursday, 27 October 2011

Feeding the Bees

With the warm weather lasting so long, i have had a chance to feed the bees a bit more.  Having taken all the honey from them in the spring and summer, we have to replace what is taken with sugar syrup.  As usual, i am behind in my jobs!

I had a phone call from some friends whose neighbours had a problem with a swarm of bees in their compost bin.  The swarming season is May to June, which gives the bees time to build up reserves for the winter.  A swarm in October stands little chance of making it through the winter, but i have given them some sugar syrup and can but hope....

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