The good news is that there was some activity at the entrances of four of the five overwintered honey hives this past Sunday. The bad news is that the hives did not have as much activity as I was expecting for an above 40 degree day. That being said, I've definitely been fooled before into thinking a hive hadn't made it through the winter and then come spring it was busting at the seams. Time will tell, but what I can say is that some of the maples are already producing pollen and there are dandelions blooming. Time to get equipment ready for the spring! And watch this space for the March update.
What is a Flow Hive?
A Flow Hive is a Langstroth-style hive system with plastic frames which allow honey to be harvested directly from the hive. www.honeyflow.com/pages/how-flow-works