What are the typical tasks performed on hives in the spring?
As some may know, I inherited (sort of speak) my first hive when my brother recently bought an old farm. I do not know for sure when the colony was managed last, but I've had to pick the boxes up off the ground, repair and add the screened bottom board and feed them. On our last day above 40 and after the fixes; they seemed to be doing good.
Provided they survive to the next warm spell; what types of maintenance should I be prepared to do? I suspect that I'll be adding more sugar, but should I be prepared to expect problems with mites?
3 Italian, 2 Carniolan- Zone 6a