The cool weather through April has seen a slow start to the “insect season.” The late frosts will almost certainly have had an impact on Queen wasps and up to now ants have not been as active as you would normally expect. Two weeks ago I relocated my first bee swarm of the year and I have another to look at this week but other than that these beneficial insects have also been slow out of the blocks. Despite the cold and dry weather moles have kept me very busy and our routine gull work has kept us ticking over. I also had a rabbit job which is the first of the year, rabbits have been low on my list of problem species over the last five years due to the severe effects of RHD. This spring though I have seen more rabbits in our general area than I have in those previous five years.