Our little bees are out! Spring is here! This excited little bee was out forging on our crocus’ flowers. There isn’t a lot out there to forge on right now so our crocus’ are quite popular. I should have planted more! That is now on next October’s to-do list.
Now for the hive report: Sadly it’s not all good news. Of our 8 hives, we had three live through the winter. Our winter survival rate has improved (our first year with two hives- none survived). Over-wintering is one of the biggest challenges beekeepers face. Wisconsin has a long winters. We have more bees ordered so we will rebuild hives with new bees. Our new bees will arrive in May. Onward and Upward!