Winter is here and my native Aussie bees have decided that it’s time to snooze in the warmth of their hive. But being neat and highly organised creatures, they have to do the occasional spot of housekeeping, so now and then when the daytime temperature climbs to 20C they bring out the rubbish.
Their rubbish consists of a disgusting sticky mess of hundreds of little bee poos and the occasional dead body, all of which they throw from the entrance of the hive.
And while the native bees are sleeping on the job, their cousins the hardy European bees are still hard at work on viburnum and early apricot blossom.
Much more picturesque …