It's March and the weather for the last two weeks have been like May. We had a very mild winter. I have been on vacations before, in March, and come home to snow storms. But it's been in the 70's and 80's. I suppose we could still have a snow storm as it is March. A very unpredictable month. The frost free date for our area is May 10-15. And it's March! Law people! March.
So last week I got into my beehives on our land. I still have two in town that I need to get into. I did not go through to the bottom of the hives and do a full inspection. I'll save that for next month. But I did number each hive, in an attempt to keep better records.
And I found bees in every single hive.
And do you see this?
It's called capped brood. You don't have to see a queen in a hive to know there is one. You just need to see eggs, larvae, or capped brood. It's gonna be a good bee year. I can just feel it.
PS - If this weather keeps up and my hives continue thriving then I will have bees for sale.