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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    I think they are a bit too yellow for our native dark bee, however I am will to give them try!
    Just like the cake yellow bees donít last long in Orkney. You tested (not tasted) some of my bees back in 2011. The best colony was about 94% AMM. Donít worry the dark bees wonít be eaten by me.
    Late last summer while helping another beekeeper to get ready for winter I was surprised by the temperament of her dark bees. Iím hoping to get my hands on some this Spring.

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    Odd here today. All singing and dancing weather station says 10C. Barely a bee flying. Hmm... odd.

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    Bees seem to have woken up today - flying and fetching in pollen. Soon went back inside when sun disappeared.

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    Bees very busy today. Beautiful weather in the Cairngorm National Park but still cool. I was surprised to see bees all over the bird table, turning over the seeds and even inside the feeder entrance. Any one seen this? What are they looking for? Tried to upload a short video but not working


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    I can only imagine they'd be looking for protein in some form !


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    Maybe - they were on the gorse but there wasnt any pollen on them. Snowdrops seem to have no pollen left either and nothing else much around in this area. I think I will give them some pollen patties.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wee willy View Post
    I can only imagine they'd be looking for protein in some form !
    Was it water on the underside of seeds - not yet evaporated but warmer than elsewhere and containing other soluble materials? I often see my bees sucking up small droplets from grass leaves in the sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRIZZLY View Post
    Bees seem to have woken up today - flying and fetching in pollen.
    Last week there were yellow pollen loads coming. I thought it might be gorse but microscope identification showed it to be willow. This is the earliest I have ever seen it brought in so early. Early Feb also showed hazel pollen loads. Snowdrop flowers disappeared last week and my Victoria plum has almost finished flowering. This winter has been really mild - all hives heavy with stores but probably mostly ivy (sucked dry?), fondant being used since Jan and bees flying more frequently than usual. Itchy fingers waiting for a warm calm day to do a quick first inspection.

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    Some may remember the photos I posted a few years ago of the skeletal remains of a mouse, varnished with propolis and glued to the bottom bar of a frame. Well they've been at it again, but not a mouse this time:

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    Your bees are at the Jurassic Coast so it could be one of these.
    http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/...20090930201842

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