Welcome as the flowers in May…

With a couple of thunder claps and a pelt of hail the recent plague of wetness withdrew this morning allowing May to get on with its mission…

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Telling the Bees

Today we needed special clothing

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as we prepared for new arrivals

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Our previous colony, having survived this

last summer succumbed to a wasp invasion later in the year.

We will be less tolerant of wasp nests this year to protect our new colony

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Roof on

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and time to explore their new home

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before setting off in search of supplies

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Cuckoo!

Today we heard our first Cuckoo of the year.

It had arrived following a journey like these

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We did not see the Cuckoo of course.

But here are some pictures of the things we could see while hearing it.

You can look at the pictures and imagine the call of the Cuckoo

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