March willow close by the apiary.


I was intrigued to see yellow pollen arriving at the hive doors and a short walk gave the answer. Some 500 yds away round the tree line were some 20+ willow trees, some in pollen and others going over and yet others about to open up so a first class source. I have included a picture of my home made mouse excludeers which guard the nucleus hives from vermin. Cheap and cheerful made from 9mm marine ply they work well. If I get two or three years out of them then they are well worth the small effort to make them.



bumbles too Proof if needed Lots of willow Home made mouse exclurer 8mm holes DSCF0829 DSCF0816 DSCF0810 DSCF0811 Crocus pollen DSCF0808

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