Nice warm weather this week , finally an opportunity to open the
hives and perform our Spring hive inspections. Should see lots
of fresh layed eggs and capped brood. Good time to reverse
brood boxes and clean up some burr comb. Continue to feed with
2:1 sugar syrup, Still cool at night , so leave bottoms closed up.
March 28 , 2018
We have warm weather now and the critters are becoming more active,
any dead outs should be removed from the beeyard and cleaned up to
keep mice from making nests in empty hives and wax moths from laying
eggs in drawn comb.
February 15 , 2018
Some nice warm weather has provided an opportunity to fill hive
top feeders with syrup and make sure the lower entrances are cleared
of any debris. The upper entrances should be open and facing down as
always. The queen should be laying by now and the colony should be
more active with the warmer weather. Important for the colony to have
food now , it's a long way until Spring.
March 3 , 2018
This time of year it is important to make sure the colony has food.
If the colony is running low on winter stores it is important to
supplement their feed. A lot of colonies overwinter well but die
off in the Spring because of starvation. Feeding with thick 2:1
syrup this time of year will help to stimulate the queen and not
introduce a lot of moisture into the hive.