Maple blooms portend the arrival of spring for honeybees, yet I rarely (never) see a forager on maple blooms. Are maples getting credit for the pollen efforts of other early blooming plants or do I need stronger glasses?
I would appreciate any information and testimonials anyone might have related to new equipment offerings in the catalogs or that you may have constructed yourselves. I am presenting a discussion this upcoming Saturday on “New but useful equipment”. I could use some help.
Due to weather, bees cannot fly, but weather is warm enough to get out and see how things are. So far, all has worked well.
A short, colorful book that covers all the general aspects of common beekeeping is available at: http://go.osu.edu/CPj or can be purchased from the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service at: https://store.aces.edu/ItemDetail.aspx?ProductID=13350
There is a learning curve involved in all this. Be patient as I learn (and am taught) how to operate this system and get postings out. Thanks