What to carry while checking the honey bees in late spring
When I picked up the new bee colony this spring, the beekeeper recommended feeding. He must have said it three or four times. Our spring was odd as usual. Our springs are always odd, but never the same form of odd! This year, we had an unusually rainy two months. The temperatures were much cooler than normal and everything was slow to grow and bloom. And then it became unseasonably hot! One extreme to another is normal although a bit unsettling when trying to grow bees and gardens.