The BeeHolder, April 2011
Well, this is my first stab at the BeeHolder editing job, and so far it has not gone as smoothly as hoped. April 3rd already and the thing is only half done. Still, it has to get easier as I go along, doesn't it?
Is the winter completely over? It certainly came in like a snow leopard but seems to have gone out like a lamb. Talking to other bee keepers it would appear that colony survival was good this winter, and the couple of slightly warmer days which broke up the cold spell in December were enough for the bees to recluster on fresh stores and get through. Having said that, I know of at least two keepers who have lost all their bees, and my own colonies are very weak and still at risk, I would say.
So another bee keeping year awaits, and MBKA have lined up some interesting speakers for meetings, apiary visits and events. Take a bit of time to read through the information on forthcoming events and, if you have some suggestions for other activities or thoughts on how we can improve the ones proposed, don't be too shy to tell us!