Honey (or not Honey)

Cheers my fellow beekeepers, the EU is banning neonicotinoid pesticides.

In the meanwhile my mason bees are doing pretty well, in spite of the cold spring. Less than 5% of them have died over the winter, there’s been a lot of activity around my balcony during the past few weeks, also bright yellow pollen seems to be the preferred flavour this year, and the new bee house is now populated entirely.

Here is Rafael cat intently observing a very busy couple (he has learnt he must not touch them)