The Brink of the 2013 Bee Season

Late March is looking a lot like February. The temperatures are not as chilly as February, but certainly not many flying days have come along, nor the green grass that accompanies warmer March experiences. I think I started mowing the yard in late March last year.

Lots of activities are about to burst onto the scene as winter closes. Hives are about to brood up, queens will soon be shipped, cut comb frames need foundation, and equipment needs assembled. Packages will start arriving in early April, and splitting season will be upon us in a flash. Our next chance to take a deep breath will probably be early June.

For the moment, March is clinging to winter rather fiercely. There’s not quite this much snow on the ground right now, but here’s an image of the CR place after the last big snowfall a couple of weeks ago. My shoveling skills are much improved in contrast with the last two mild winters!

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