March is here! This is an integral time for the health of your bees. Just because the temperature is increasing, doesn’t mean your bees will survive. You’ll likely see lots of bee deaths this month, so it’s important to check the hive and clear out the dead bees to ensure proper ventilation into the hive. A good time to check on the bees is on the days when the temperature hits 50 F.
Month in the Hive – February
Check on your bees! Michigan temperatures are fluctuating, with some days hitting temperatures above 40°F, however that doesn’t mean your bees aren’t still fighting the cold. Don’t be surprised if you see more fallen soldiers than you had hoped when you take a peek.
Month in the Hive – January
January in the Hive! This month the queen and her workers are laying low. They’re trying to conserve energy (due to lower food supplies in winter) and trying to keep the hive warm to protect against the cold weather.