Saturday, April 7, 2012
This afternoon the sun came out and so did the bees, it was still only 10c but they have been foraging at much cooler temperatures then this. If it is sunny I have seen them bringing pollen in when the temperature is 5c or 6c in the shade. I have never seen them this strong this early in april. They look more like they are in the beginning of may, I have still to see any drones though, this is a good thing since they are staying seasonal, they are at much lower risk of over rearing and starving, I still have not opened any of my hives or fed them anything. In my opinion letting them follow natures rhythm is the best way to keep them healthy.