where are my bees?
I have had a bee hive in the base of an apple tree for the past 8 years or so.I cannot say I keep an eye on them all the time but it seemed to me that there was a minimal level of activity right throughout the year.
A few weeks ago I was surprised to see absolutely nothing and imagined that the frost had killed them (or the queen) off.
But after 3 or 4 days there was renewed movement and I now supposed that they had had a short break after all and would now carry on as usual.
This only lasted a couple of days though and now it is all quiet again.
What is going on ?