The bees are flying

It may only be the beginning of March, but the bees are taking advantage of every warm day to get out of the hive.

At this time of year there isn’t much available by way of forage for them, but the odd crocus and primrose flower provides vital pollen, as does some of the early tree blossom. The pollen is used by the bees to produce ‘brood food’, fed to the developing bees which will grow into Spring foraging bees.

These early Spring flights are also important to help the bees with the right conditions to clean out the hive.

It is a lovely sight after the long winter months and a true sign of the warm days to come.