Today the temp here is supposed to have made it to 66F. Birds are returning, the tulips are popping out of the ground, spring is coming! I checked in on Hive Site 5 on the way home from work. I hadn’t visited since I put on the Quilt Boxes and placed snow fence last fall on 10/25/11. Both hives had been trapped very late in the season and I figured they had virtually no chance of overwintering. Hive 1111 was trapped on 7/25/11 and hived 8/4/11. Hive 1110 was trapped on 7/30/11 and Hived 8/4/11. Both went into winter without a full second deep. I didn’t open any boxes, but it appeared to be normal hive activity and not robbing. There is still a chance that I could lose them, but I am happy that they have made it thus far. Several of the hives I thought were doomed last fall are still hanging on. Now if we can just get some blooms.
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