It was a little warmer yesterday, I think about 8°C. Hence signs of bee activity.
One thing to be said of bees, is that they are very good housekeepers. They periodically engage in a clear out, and we often witness the removal of dead corpses from the hive. It may sound morbid, but it’s a heart-warming sight to see at this time of the year, as it suggests that the colony is surviving the winter enough to dispose of the aged, or perhaps diseased. What was more uplifting, is that the ‘spring’ clean did not produce as many bodies as the last signs of life from the hive. I’m feeling hopeful they’ll make it through.