As this will be my first Spring with two overwintered hives I was hoping that I could get a few pointers on what I need to look for and what I need to do in the weeks ahead (colony strength, feeding, medication, etc.). My two hives are still alive, although there are about 200 dead bees on the entrance of one hive. I did find about 20 Varroa mites on a Varroa screen in that hive in the Fall, but that doesn't seem too bad. Otherwise it was a strong colony. One more question, if I medicate my two brood chambers, can I continue to use them durring the honey flow? will the medication be transferred to the honey supers? If it matters I'm in Southern New England. As always any comments will be greatly appreciated.