Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner

spring colony sizes

  1. Welcome Forum
    Hi, I inherited a beehive last year. My mentor guided me through hive inspections, replacing frames, honey harvesting. I even saw the Queen! Twice! With heavy Covid restrictions in Victoria, Australia he cannot come and help me this spring. Tele-mentoring has some drawbacks. It is the...
  2. Bee Forum
    I have two Top Bar hives that survived the -30 F winter in Northern VT. Success, right? Well it's still pretty cold up here 50 F days and 37 F nights but one hives is going to town gathering mucho pollen from God knows where. The entrance is packed with bees going to and fro. The other seems...
  3. Bee Forum
    For those of you who have hard winters - like where you get long periods of temperatures well below freezing - what is a "strong" colony after winter? How many frames of bees usually come through in a full-size wintered colony? I'm sure it's less with nucs, but I'm just trying to get a sense...
Top