This is a
great time to be thinking about springtime beekeeping! A good thought to
be having now would be if you want your hive numbers to increase. A
beeyard of just two can easily grow to over four! Now would be a great
time to be looking up Youtube videos on how to perform splits and to
make your own queens.
Also keep in mind your inventory levels that include boxes, frames,
sugar, queen rearing supplies, hive tools, feeders, bottom boards, lids
I recently bought my first stash of queen rearing supplies and I highly
recommend trying to make your own queens this year. Not only is it fun,
but the supplies are cheaper than buying queens locally, in state, or
out of state. It does take some time and practice, but I think the
experience is key to learning more about your bees and how they make
Also be thinking about treating for the springtime. If your bees survive
the winter, you will want to treat them before their busy season starts
in the spring.