Happy Spring everyone! Despite a cold and snowy March, warmth and bee activity is at our doorstep.
For those of you that were successful in overwintering your colonies, there are several important things to focus on. Hive wraps and moisture pillows should be removed. Check food supplies, and until pollen is plentiful, add sugar cakes and or patties.
For those that lost hives, review the information presented by Max last month and try to determine what went wrong. Be sure to clean the dead bees out of your brood boxes and prepare the hive for re-populating.
Watch your email inbox for notification on the arrival of new bee packages and nucs. Typically, that occurs in the first week of May.