My pond is doing well a year on , plenty of tadpoles and resident frogs.
That time of year to spin the spring honey off which is not the easiest job with a broken hand and using a manual spinner. I took just over 35lb of honey leaving the bees plenty although the June gap is now over.
The June gap is a time bees find little to forage on and can starve , this is the time when the spring plants have finished but the summer plants haven’t got going yet.
Well an chance to spend time in my garden taking photo’s due to breaking some bones in my hand , sadly including the same finger I cut badly last year. I saw but missed a great photo of a rare visitor to my garden the Ashy mining bee , but also saw ruby tailed wasps , white masked bees bumbles of all types etc
Its been another good year so far for my Apiary, Each hive has swarmed and those swarms captured , built up and re-homed. Each full hive which was left with a virgin queen has now got a laying queen inside so the mating went well. One hive has Greater wax moth in but the bees have kept them under control , which is what a strong colony does. All the old frames have now been replaced with new (which the wax moth don’t like).