Had a brief window of time this morning to check on the bees. I had to race the rain, but the girls needed a bit of pollen patties to jump start the laying of eggs and I wanted to make sure they had plenty of food. I can say that I was pleasantly surprised at the number of bees!
Bringing in the pollen!
Hard to believe the number of bees in the hives this spring! A mild winter does have its perks. The brown slabs on top are a pollen and sugar substitute to keep them going if it gets cold and wet. Introducing a food source is generally going to get the queen laying faster, but she has been busy the past month or two if there are this many bees!