The long winter months are now put behind us, and we can finally look to
springtime in the next few weeks/month. Despite what the weather might
be doing outside, the beehive is growing in exponential rates. The queen
is now laying her eggs, and worker bees are trying to find pollen and
nectar to sustain those new emerging bees. You should see your bees on
nicer days fly around carrying pollen. However, its important to
remember that although visually seeing them carry in pollen is not the
same as nectar. Your beehive can be packed with pollen, and they will
still die if they lack nectar. Every beekeeper should check their
beehives' honey stores. If they are low, feed them sugar water. You can
feed them 2:1 for springtime.
Don't underestimate feeding. You beehive could either flourish right
now, or starve. The worker bees have lots of new mouths to feed, and
their winter stores can be gone in no time.