Friday, March 28, 2008

Spring is here!

The daffodils are about 10 days later this year, but the first ones started blooming late this week. Here is a shot of an early riser.

The bees have also started gathering nectar and pollen in earnest, this week with some dandelions, daffodils and hyacinths now blooming. The second shot shows one of our bees on an early hyacinth.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Hive Inspection 3/15/08

I did a quick check of the surving hive today. They seem to be growing and still have sufficient stores. I also saw some larvae, so even though I didn't see the queen this time, she must be doing her job. The pollen patty I placed in the hive two weeks ago seems untouched. I left it out there to see if they'll take any interest, but there was no need to add more.