Winter forage

Bee on snowdrop. Click to enlarge

Honey bee with packed pollen baskets. Click to enlarge

After some frosty days, a warm sunny one yesterday and the bees were out harvesting any blossom.

Snowdrops provide a source of pollen, needed for early brood raising.

Today it’s chilly again and they’re all indoors. In winter, you take any opportunity you can.

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