Our sign in peace

Our sign in peace
Our sign in peace

Saturday, April 21, 2018

A hard Spring takes it toll...

Sadly our only hive to make it through the winter was lost in March. March is the hardest month for a hive. The winter and spring here in Connecticut has been a very hard and cold one. They seem to have broken cluster and were in many small clusters throughout the hive. I found the queen by herself hanging from the top.

The hive was still loaded with frames of honey like this one. There was still candy on the candy board and pollen patties. It seems the cold must have snapped and they weren't prepared. We have new bees coming next week, but was looking forward to bringing this hive through. They were strong, mite counts were very low and they were nasty as get out! 

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