It was great to take a stand at the BBKA Spring Convention at Harper Adams last Saturday. We met and spoke with beekeepers all day talking about the challenges of wintering bees, made lots of new contacts and even spoke to the queen's beekeeper!.
It seems "distance starvation" is the key killer this year with colonies just not able to move across frames and get to stores. It will be interesting to see what the the winter survival statistics show this year. We are hoping that those with Bee Cosies will have fared better!