Re: Winter - Spring : Suggestions to new beekeepers
Per my notes from last year, dandelions started blooming here in Frederick the first week of March. You might be a touch colder than us, our plant zone is 6b.
So by what Barry is stating I should reverse my hive boxes in one to two weeks. With our inspection all except one hive had the brood in the mid box, we would check to make sure, before any reversal, that there is no brood in the lower hive body.
Zone 6b: 27 hives in Maryland, Carniolan, Italian mix mutts: Still learning - started bees spring of 2014.