You know, Kirk-o, I knew I was putting it on early.
I was expecting that with both the cold weather and the fact that I was in the mountains and not at home over the weekend, that I would miss the opportunity of the tulip poplar flow which is going full blast right now. However, I didn't take into account that the bees wouldn't be flying - flow or no flow - in the cold. Also I keep forgetting that I started
my first two hives on April 16 last year and didn't miss the tulip poplar flow - even with the bees needing to build up comb, etc. I've already had these two new hives over a month and they are doing great -
Guess I was just not respecting the bees' time table and was forgetting that they are in charge, not I
Live and learn,
Linda in Atlanta