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  • February Warm Up
  • John Rhoton
February Warm Up
The red maples are starting to bloom.  With the warm up this coming week, it is time to see how your bees are doing. It is important to check for stores and to see if the queen is laying.  It is a good time to put in a pollen patty and feed in small amounts:  feed only what they will take in quickly as not to introduce more moisture in the hive.  Bees can stand cold they just cannot stand to be cold and wet.  Now is the time to check for nosema and to start treating them as you feed them.  Be sure they have 15-20 pounds of honey to carry them to the honey flow.  I hope your bees came through the winter in good condition and you have a great  honey flow come april.
  • John Rhoton

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