Multitest colony prepare to boom

MT-colony 30Mars

You know the MT-colony – testing natural positioning, plastic frames,  mostly honey as winter store, and a mouse nest…

A couple of days ago, about 12°C (52F) and sunny, still no fresh high value pollen (some from early blooming trees). I was visiting this apiary taking care of the fistsize colony mentioned in an earlier post. It was robbed and had just a few bees of their own left. Shook off the bees and took home the boxes to sort the frames, some for the solar wax melter, some with food to give to others and those nice looking empty drawn combs for increase later on.

The colony was heavy of stores and warm. The queen is laying good now preparing for the early flow…