Got a similar pic from a few days ago, except I think the hand gesture from my boy is a wee bit different.
Res rata normally flowers a anywhere from march to july here.Apparantly white rata is flowering around Hoki.
I looked for red rata vine the other day.... but then checked back on my phone from the other year ..... it was flowering in March
scholarship winner in that pic?View attachment 1231It’s beeen raining again….. with feeders full of water below the bee escapes….
I was reading the Niwa long range weather this morning .... warm oceans .... easterly flows ...... extrame rain event for early February [spot on] followed by a drier late February, then more wet in March. Does'nt bode too well for the honey dew.
And the Bayvarol finally showed up on the courier. Most hives are looking good, but with Varroa showing up in the odd hive as we pull off and expose drone brood between the queen excluders, now is probably the time to start thinking about getting the treatements in.