Post date: 31-Oct-2011 12:39:28
After a very mild October bees are not clustering and are flying with very little income. A couple of my hives don't appear to be as heavy as I thought they were as I suspect they have eaten some of their stores in the balmy 15 - 18 degrees we have been getting. Indeed I have put some feed on them as they should be able to process it in the mild weather. Careful checking of stores will be necessary before forage starts in the spring.