A yr within the bee backyard – January

A yr within the bee backyard – January
A yr within the bee backyard – January

In January, the squirrels hop throughout the garden digging up their buried treasure. It is a good suggestion to maintain the squirrel home stuffed with monkey nuts except you need spring bulbs unearthed and chook feeders raided. The magpies just like the nuts too, and squabble with the squirrels.

Shoots of snowdrops and crocuses start to poke above the bottom. It has been so chilly this winter that few courageous bumblebees have been seen.

There may be not a lot to do within the backyard whereas the bottom is difficult, and little level in tidying up fallen leaves the place bugs and different creatures should be sheltering until spring.

If you’re tempted to do some gardening and unintentionally disturb a queen bumblebee nesting underground, put the earth or leaves gently again to keep away from disturbing her additional.

The fish pond and frog ponds had been checked recurrently this month to verify they did not freeze. As ordinary, the goldfish took benefit of every inspection to bag for meals.

Quickly it will likely be time to hang around the solitary bee nests which were hibernating within the sheds and to organize this yr’s nesting tubes.

Coming quickly: February within the bee backyard.

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