Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Bee Yard on February 28

Can't beat 55* at the end of February. Got out to feed the bees some pollen
sub so they are fit for spring duties in April an May. We need
nice strong colonies for apple pollination by the end of April!
The bees sure looked good today and it was nice to see them flying and
finding some pollen to bring home. Maple trees and skunk cabbage are
the likely sources but I saw a lone dandelion flower and some crocus and
mouse ear chickweed blooming as well.

Now look at the action up close!

Look for the bee carrying the white pollen load
pushing her way into the entrance.