Hi all, it has been so long since I have posted I thought I better end my hiatus and let you know whats happening.
Having said that not much going on at present. Both hives appear strong and weather permitting there is tons of pollen coming in and some nectar. I opened the entrance to give a 30mm opening on both sides to reduce traffic flow problems.
Haven’t done a Spring inspection yet as I was unavailable on the one or two days suitable. The weather is moving toward the typical Summer patterns so I should get a chance to get stuck in shortly. Its the middle of Spring for goodness sake.
As I mentioned at the end of Summer I left my Flow Supers on. The supers had quite a bit of honey which has all but, been consumed by the bees over Winter. More on them after inspection.
No indication yet of what is happening with the major source of nectar ( the Marri tree). We had such a great year 2019-2020 with early flowering and plenty of it I guess it may be down a bit this year. I must say though the Marri is much more reliable than a lot of other Eucalyps.
What follows is off topic, so if thats a worry stop reading now.
How have I been spending my time. Well did about the best part of a kilometre of fencing. Some planned and other not planned. Find digging fence post holes getting harder and harder. I have vowed to get the fencing all renewed by my eightieth birthday in just over a years time. Mind you I want a lot of other things done before that as well. Have welcomed a grandson into the world. Done a few weeks of travel within the state to conform with Covid19 requirements. Planted about a hundred shrubs and trees. And plenty of this:
That glass was for you DD. but had to pass it on as you were a no show. You will also notice the well cultivated rosacea