Well, what a difference this season is compared to last year. We had Supers filling up on the hives by the end of March 2017, this year so far we have yet to even do a full inspection on the hives. We’ve escaped the worst of the snow that hit the rest of the UK but temperatures have been bitterly cold and there has been little activity from the hives. However, things are starting to look up, peaking underneath the crownboards, we can see bees are starting to expand and the weather (dare i say it) seems to be getting better now.
Looking forward, we have penciled in collections/deliveries for the first ‘bee week’, between 30th April till 12th May https://www.iwantbees.co.uk/faq. This should give us time to get the nucs and full colonies cleaned and checked over ready for everyone. We’ll contact everyone around beginning of April to arrange which day they would like to book in. I don’t want to start booking in too early incase weather delays us but i’m quietly sure of the dates. We’ll contact you via Email or Phone call.
Packages – If you have ordered package bees, they are due in May and we’ll contact you end of April to arrange collection of those.