Spring is in the Air

 We made it through the cold days of winter and are having some days in the 60s and 70s here in the Upstate of SC. I just finished a treating my bees with Formic Pro a formic acid type treatment. Both hives are looking very strong going into the Spring and honey flow season. I am excited to see if we get a lot of honey this year.

 I was worried about one of my haves because it was not very active compared to my other hive which is very aggressive. But yesterday I opened both hives to remove the Formic Pro treatments and good news it is doing very well. As you can see from the pictures below it has good brood, honey and pollen. This is a sign for a very healthy hive. I do not look for the queen in my hives, I just look for evidence of the queen and good brood is evidence. If there were no brood or drone brood only I would be concerned and know that there is a problem.

Yesterday it got up in the low 70s in the afternoon and they were quite active. Looks like it will be a great year for honey on our farm. 😊

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