I took quite some care over the patches outside the dining room window, and it has repaid. the strawberries are going to be good later in the year, but I do rather like the snowdrops.
But imagine my delight on approaching the hive to see that, there were hods of corpses outside (bad news?). Clearing up, I removed the mouse guard to take the casulaties away from the entrance - an angry horde emerged!
Routinely taking the roof off, for the first time I saw LOADS OF BEES, drinking down the lovely fondant. I understand that's what they are supposed to do at this time of year.
Keep your wings crossed.