As a newbie with my new bees, there is a lot to learn. The bees are great teachers – they give immediate feedback! If you don’t listen well, you feel it straight away! The first stings are a fact… (and a new working suit is on its way, just to be sure…)

It is also great to see the world with different eyes.

Whereas the 21st of June usually meant early summer to me personally, it means to the bees heading towards year end.

The days are getting shorter; the populations slowly start to prepare for winter.

Late July-early August, I will harvest the honey from my bee hyves. From then onwards, a new cycle will start. I will keep you posted!