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Oct 15

Sunshine in October

The bees are really appreciating the autumnal sunshine and have been scouting round for food. They found the hive I had used at Apple Day stacked besides the garage and the three frames with patches of honey which I had been showing to children.

Maggie says that the ivy by her house was turned black with bees taking the nectar.Well it is on 30 metres from the apiary.

I checked on the hives to see whether the bees had been taking down the Ambrosia syrup I fed them on Saturday and two of the four hives needed refilling.

Stef has done a good job in eradicating the wasps so we can open up the entrances which we had stuffed with grass..