Despite an early warming in March, which brought the first intake of pollen to our hives, our area is only now getting to the temperatures that are required for the bees to collect nectar – which is the basis for the production fo honey. Their initial pollen intake was really colourful with orange, yellow, blue and even pink pollen sighted. This week, with the flowering of dandelions, and daytime temperatures finally getting above 15C, we are starting to see some signs of honey being deposited in our hives! It is only a matter of time before we will get to add ‘honey supers’, the boxes we add to our hives to give the bees space to fill up comb with honey stores. This is an exciting and busy time for beekeepers.