I went to check my hives today, one of the colonies had died. I put some fondant in prior to the snow and the other two colonies survived but this one didnt. It was always the weakest colony. Its rather surpising that any of them got through the recent cold snap. I will put in a spring feed over the next few days. One of the colonies was clustered in the corner, although they do seem to be taking the fondant.
My life has been completely taken over by selling the house. I sold it quickly, about a fortnight, but now I have to spend every spare minute trying to find somewhere else I like. The garden is important of course.

very pretty but not too good for the bees at this time of year.
very pretty but not too good for the bees at this time of year.

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