Winter in the UK

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Hi Grant.
For this time of year, not much is happening with beekeeping in the UK. My bees were treated with Oxalic Acid between Christmas and New Year when there should have been minimal brood and we are eagerly waiting for the weather to warm up and plants to start flowering. I have quite a lot of Oil Seed Rape (Canola) near me that was planted last autumn so that will be a big crop to deal with. However it will flower before the colonies are at maximum strength so we won't make the best of it. Sooner than that therre will be willow, alder and then prunus species to give early forage.