Our friend Dr John is an avid beekeeper. With a number of hives up in Scotland he has been looking after bees and his colonies have been producing honey for years.
This winter was particularly harsh and hundreds of bee colonies have been wiped out. If this is due to the cold or to an increase in bee mortality we are not sure, but we were delighted to discover that one of his colonies survived...
The picture shows the bees enjoying the (rare) Scottish sun.
We wish Dr John and his bees all the best - lets hope they build into more colonies and begin to thrive again.