Thursday, 9 August 2012

Busy bees

As soon as there is a sunny break in the weather - and no wind - the bees are out in force. It is such a beautiful sight. All these busy bees foraging.
Here they are enjoying a gin & tonic...uh... some sugar water (1 part sugar, 1 part water).
 We've been feeding them this syrup since Autumn, as the weather gets rather cold and they need some help to survive the Winter. That's why it is so uplifting to see all these bees out in the sunshine.


Anonymous said...

Great blog. Are your bees making honey in polystyrene hives?

Anonymous said...

Are your bees in polystyrene hives?

Jo in NZ

Veggie Gnome said...

Jo, no they are in standard bee hives. The styrofoam bricks are all around them to protect them a bit from the icy winds during winter. We also stuffed the styrofoam bricks with sheep wool to give them additional insulation. :)