A Quick Little Update
I keep forgetting to post about this, but the bees have been surprisingly active during breaks between the rain. To the point that it looks like spring out there. They are also hauling in huge amounts of pollen. It seems like every other bee coming back from forage is carrying bright yellow pollen. Aside from the fact that with all this activity they may be burning through their winter stores a little faster than they should be, I’m not really worried about them at all. White Hive had a ridiculous amount of honey last time I opened them, and they actually made it through the winter with a good deal of honey to spare last year, so I see no reason for them to not make it through the winter this year. I think I’m most concerned with my aunts hive, since they were only able to fill two boxes this year. That said, that’s what Warre’ says the hives should be reduced to for overwintering.