Bees and birds

Saturday, December 22nd 2018

Our bee-keepers popped in today to check up on our honey bees, and they are doing well. While we do supplement them with extra food if needs be, they appear to have plenty of food to get through the winter. 


The Queen bee (circled below) was seen to be laying Worker bees, which is a good sign.


The day was spent doing various jobs around the reserve, including filling up all the bird feeders. This Coal Tit couldn't even wait until I had gone to take the first bite. 


The mink rafts were also checked, and thankfully nothing was found other than some Grey Squirrel prints (below)...


...and lots of Moorhen prints on the Scrapes.



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