With all the wet weather I have been a little more than concerned that my bees are doing ok. They seem to be running foraging flights between downpours (and even in some of the lighter showers) and are busy building comb. I have even seen plenty of pollen coming into the hive. What I am concerned about is whether there is any nectar available. I had heard that too much wet weather washes the nectar away. Is this true? How can I tell, other than opening up the boxes and taking each bar out, if they are bringing enough nectar in?
Graham, Reading Berkshire