Slow and Cold Start to Spring Flows Here
I'm thinking we're about 2 weeks late this year, so far. We'll be 3 to 4 weeks late by the time we get into spring around here. In my little corner of Montana we're stuck in the low forties and upper thirties for the next few days so not much is happening. A few cherries have opened, dandelions are everywhere, and apples are still a week or two of decent temps from opening. These cold and cloudy days are keeping the bees in their boxes and preventing flows from really getting started. Willows are done. Our normal high temp is 70 f now, yesterday was in the thirties, we busted into the low forties today. Too cloudy for flying. I'll be glad when we get near seasonal temps. I hope your flows are better.
5 Production colonies, 1 side by side 5 frame nuc for support- 7 working queens is all I want.