Re: Northern Bee Question: Queen or no Queen?
It sure isn't too early to be raising brood and if you did nothing else but break the boxes and look quick at the top and the bottom you might have your answer. 50 degrees no problem ... pop the top take a look, put the lid back on and then pull that box off. Look, bottom of one and top of the other. If you have more, put a lid on and pull that box off. Check the bottom and top. If you see a lot of bees or brood put it back and practice patience.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping