Spring is here! Now it gets busy...

Wonderful to see the early spring blossom all around us.  The bees will be working this hard as long as the temperature is warm enough for them to fly.  They will be needing to bring in lots of pollen to feed the new brood that the queen is now busy laying with the lengthening daylight hours.  Here is some early cherry plum in blossom:

Cherry plum blossom - Spring 2021

Bees bringing back the pollen having done their work pollinating the blossom:

Early pollen incoming

They also venture out to gather water which is used to dissolve crystalised honey which they then feed upon and to create the brood food.

Thirsty bees gathering water

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