It really is a very bleak day here today. Snow is causing chaos over much of the country. We’re luckier than most in our patch in Surrey. We’ve had a little snow, a lot of heavy rain and strong winds. The sky is grey outside the windows.
The Winter Solstice (the shortest day and longest night the year) was last week. Although I doubt any of us have noticed it yet, the sun is gradually growing in strength and the days are starting to get just a tiny bit longer each day.
Photo: Sun rise on the Winter Solstice
During this time the beehives show little or no signs of activity and look abandoned. However inside is a different story.