It is almost the middle of January, and the honeybee hives I have "manged" going into the fall are still very full and active. With unseasonably warm temps, I was allowed to go into each hiave yesterday, and am confirming their strong STRONG presence....even have brood in the hive in my yard.
I removed the queen excluders on 2 of the hives..the ones I left 2 supers of honey on through the winter, and put a pail of sugar-syrup on 2 of the hives. All bees are bringing in lots of pollen!!
I lost 100% (3hives) of my hives last year, but hopefully am going into Spring with 4 full, happy hives of bees.
Will keep you posted!! ;0)
remember to always be kind...which is only slightly different from being nice....