ya, I had a good winter also, running a 7% loss, but I figure by the time I have gone through them and cull all the queen problems Ill see 10%. The bees look fantastic! Its been a while since I have last had a winter this successful. Great fall last year for them and this spring started 3 weeks earlier. No doubt the weather helped them along this year. It was a bit of a panic to get them out of the shed in time when the weather shifted to 25 degree days this spring!!!!
Its all good. Got my queen orders in line and I am hoping this year to be a predictable one! LOL
I am hearing much the same around here
Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper