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Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Tough time for our Honey Bees!

With the weather as changeable as it is, the poor bees don't know whether to hibernate ('clump') or remain active. The problem is, of course, that there's no pollen / nectar for them to harvest! This little lady was out on our roof today collecting water and minerals for the hive: they particularly need calcium, magnesium and potassium salts, which are, in part, a substitute for the compounds they derive from pollen in the summer.

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