Re: Warm weather in NC effects?
Kcnc1, I am attempting to discuss these issues in the Winter Beekeeping- Southeast sub forum. I am feeding pollen sub, both patties and dry feed, and monitoring capped stores levels as weather permits. I do believe we are likely to see swarm prep way earlier than usual this year and would encourage everyone in the southeast to monitor their spring build up and take appropriate measures based on what they see in the hives and throw the calendar out the window. This is going to be an interesting spring no doubt. I have drone cells in some of my hives up here in Richmond too. Waaaay too early.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.