everybody in central NY is hanging old equipment in trees around aran's house looking for early swarmsJust have a plan! The patties are going to ramp up brood production. Once started feeding them, you cannot stop without damaging the colony. What are you going to do with this critical mass of bees that will be really ripe come swarm time? A plan is required.
well I dug down through the snow, but hit ice before I could find anything blooming, luckily one of my land owners snow blew a way into one yard, and two other yards I was able to walk in on the neighbors snowmobile trails. Forecast is for a large snow storm out of the midwest coming in later in the week, my driveway has 2 inches of ice on it, I would say yup, spring is right about on time. the good news, there is a lot of mustard snow in all the yards I was able to get into. Forecast for tomorrow is rain, I may even get into the last couple..
Spring is ahead of itself this year (2-3 weeks), manage the bees accordingly.
west of here, the reason we look downMust be different there in mid- york compared to southern NY,
downstate we look up for early blooms instead of down.
they seem to all be confused, I'm putting the plow back on the trucklooking at the weather channel its going to cool down into the 20s for the weekend but no significant snow accumulations are expected where im at.
“It remains too early for specifics, but snowfall accumulations over the 3-day period from Thursday through Saturday may be measured in feet,” the National Weather Service said.