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Bees are Awake

March 12th, 2012

This is a very early spring and temperatures here should be in the 60s for the next 10 days, at least. The highs will be in the mid 70s some days.

Yesterday, it hit 69 here and the bees are active. They are bringing back yellow and red pollen, which is from the early tree blooms in the neighborhood. I fed them and they gobbled the syrup. I will be putting on top feeders soon.

Connie, my Russian hive, is quite active. I thought that she might have died, but Russians can survive with very small populations and build up fast.

The only thing is that hives seem a little “hot” and the bees are bumping me as I walk by. There is lots of noise by the entrance, which may mean they are robbing each other. I hope the feeding helps. I will feed again tonight when I get home. With daylight savings time this weekend, it was dark and I was too groggy to feed them before work this morning.