How did your hives fare after this extremely ugly winter? What will you do differently this year for fall prep? Everytime I heard the news this winter, it seemed Minnesota was getting hammered.
Seriously fred, corn 6 inches tall at beginning of april. Thats a stretch, We are just about normal in Louisville. Winter was coldest in 25 years, all my hives made it. I fed in late fall. Just started a few splits, maple flow was great, really got them going.We are a bit south of you, but it has been an unusually cold and long winter -- typically the local farmers have corn six inches tall by this time, and no one has been in the fields at all yet. Winter wheat just greened up a couple weeks ago.