I was spending some time with my bees the last week (beautiful weather) and noticed eggs and larvae as well as some new comb. They are bringing in a lot of pollen and making some new honey. I had to make an emergency hive change, disrupting them quite a bit in the process. Is it too early to start spring feeding to get them to make new comb and brood? Thanks!
it's pretty dependant on your location
where are you?
Oh yeah, the entire state of VA is more than
ready for feeding to have started weeks ago,
during the last warm spell.
I'm in western VA.
I was feeding before Valentine's Day.
[size="1"][ February 24, 2006, 07:46 PM: Message edited by: Jim Fischer ][/size]
from the sound of it you may not have to feed at all [img]smile.gif[/img]
I agree with stangardener. If you've already got enough of a nectar flow to see honey, they probably won't take the feed anyway.
I'm still waiting for a day warm enough to peek at hives here in MN.