Just wanted to say best wishes to all the New England Beekeepers who have endured such a cold snowy winter so far. Having lived in New Hampshire for over 30 years, I am well aware of how miserable (beautiful) a long winter can become. I hope all this moisture brings you all a bountiful spring and summer flow!! It hasn't rained here since last November. Mike Palmer, hope your nucs are doing well. Definition of spring in New England: "That time of year during which the snow melts at a faster weekly rate than it accumulates over the same time period".