Unexpected Difficulty with Bee Feeding

Friday, December 9th 2016

On a grey and rainy day (similar to the last couple of days) we got steadily on with things that needed doing: Colin filled the bird feeders ready for ringing at the weekend (thank you), Charlie cleared some of the paths with the leaf blower (thank you), Roger got some odds and ends done in the workshop, I sorted out some signs in the Field Centre and we cleared a tree that had fallen over a water pipe feeding the Scrapes – I think it looks pretty dramatic the way it’s cracked!

Jacqui McHugh, of Natural England came to have a look at our stone circle and at Plover’s Pool for her first time.

The ponies came to say hello too, but weren’t interested in us for long.

Towards the end of the day as we tidied up we noticed that the bees were getting low on their fondant – a supplementary food they get for the winter. Just a day or so ago I’d been watching them eat it:

Just topping up the fondant and adding a little bit of mesh: ‘Oh we’ll just get that sorted now’ we said. ‘It won’t take long’.....

Turns out it’s trickier than we thought!

All sorted now! 

In other news we need to confirm numbers for the Christmas Party at Wathgill – get your last minute bookings in now!

(1) Comments:

Mary responded on 10th Dec 2016 with...

If I had non-stop fondant to eat, you wouldn’t catch me trying to escape!

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