Things have been a little quiet here at The Beevangelist as I’ve been taking a winter break from bees… except the weather has been really warm with many 20c days. The bees, birds and plants think it’s spring and we have already had a swarm and a few swarm calls. I for one will miss my winter hibernation but I am also really concerned about this unseasonably hot weather and what it means for our climate and the world.
There is a big chance that if we have a cold snap many of the baby birds and new plant shoots will die and the bees which will have huge summer populations will starve, a really horrible outcome.
Before I became a beekeeper I used to think wow what a lovely warm winter, isn’t it nice… now I worry about my bees.