Thursday, February 17, 2011
First Pollen Coming into Hives
Today was almost warm at 69°F. The bees were bringing in Pollen for the first time. The neighbors Silver maple is beginning to bloom. Which means the bees are bringing in nectar too. The Skunk Cabbage in the back looks like it's blooming as well. Last year the same tree bloomed on the 10th of March. So it looks like we're almost a month ahead of last year. Hopefully the pattern will continue for the rest of the season. So we may be practicing swarm control early this year. To that end I plan to pull brood frames to make nuc's and maybe make some slatted bottom racks.