Still Alive and Buzzing!
Last year at this time we were down to one hive already, so it is good to see the bees appearing to be well. There certainly were big numbers in each hive and it's good they are able to get out for cleansing flights and to get needed water. There is still a lot of winter to go, but I continue to be optimistic about the use of the quilt boxes for humidity control.
If we get a warm spell in several weeks, I might mix up a bit of the pollen feed and begin feeding that. Typically queens have begun laying by mid-February here.