Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Winter Update...

It's in the high 60's here today and the bees are out taking advantage. I'm seeing activity from all the hives but all but one nuc is active. The orange nuc was the only one showing any activity. I figure the very cold temps we had would probably be too much for the nucs I made late in the year but didn't expect the natural nuc to have trouble. It's unfortunately one of the quiet ones today. I should have plenty of bees to make splits again this year but am going to look into getting a few packages and queens just be safe. If nothing else I can make more nucs with them. I'll check on them later today to see if anything has changed. It's supposed to be in the high 60's again tomorrow but rain is forecast. We'll see how things go. I'm not planning to open the hives but if I change my mind I'll update things.