We had crazy weather this week. Sunday was nearly 60' and all three hives had bees flying. They took time to do a cleansing flight and pee everywhere. I am still concerned about our weakest hive but so far so good.
Does this mean we are out of the woods and our bees survived the winter?
No. March is typically the hardest month for bees. The new baby bees are starting to emerge and the overwintering bees are dying out. All that is happening while there is little to no forage. Skunk cabbage will be out in a few weeks but that yields only pollen.
Keep your fingers crossed and think good thoughts.
5 years ago