Todays high at 4:00 P.M. was +11 celsius (51 F)
At 8:00 P.M. it is +8 celsius (46 F)
Now that is getting to be much better and very normal weather for our area. I was outside all day, with only a T-shirt, working very hard. Begininng the spring clean up around here. Did some pruning of some shrubs. Watching the bees. They looked pretty active. It was overcast, but warm, it didn't seem to matter to them that the sun was not shining.
There was alot of bees on both my colonies really busy floating and buzzing around the front outside of their hives. It would seem to me that perhaps these were new brood hatched, examining their new home. This is hopeful, and one never knows.
If the weather is as warm tomorrow as it was today, I have intention of feeding a pollen patty to both colonies. I know that they have broken cluster in a big way because there were bees everywhere around my property, I could hear them buzzing all over and watched them drinking in the little puddles that are everywhere. What a great site.
I am going to perform a short inspection of the hive to see if the frames of bees has increased. I was actually pretty impressed and happy at the sites that I saw today with the girls. Greatest of days. Cindi