Given fine weather, with a little rain to refresh the flowers, June is the peak month for honeybee activity. The queen in the colony may be laying up to 2,000 eggs a day. Most of them are destined to develop into infertile female worker bees but a few hatch into drones, male bees.
April is a busy month for honeybees and beekeepers. Even if cold, wet weather keeps the bees indoors some days, spring is inexorably here. When the bees can fly, there is plenty of forage for them. Warm, dry days allow access to millions of dandelions which yellow the meadows all month, and a hive full of bees, given access to this bonanza, can make 30lb of honey and lots of golden comb in a week or two.