Beekeeping: winter to spring

When the thermometer gets around 40 degrees F and above, the honeybees come out. They look for things to make the hive stronger. I’m sure there isn’t much to find this time of year except water. The snow is melting everywhere. Here are a couple views of bee activity:

hive 3 15 13 (c)

hive entrance on 3 14 13

Closer look at bees using the entrance. I enlarge the entrance during warm summer months.

 

juliecache honeybees

The arrows show the entrance.

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