Experience is a brutal teacher. But you learn, my God, do you learn.

-C.S. Lewis

Stream In January

Stream In January

Friday, February 19, 2010

I think the snow got the message...

This is the first Friday in ages that snow is not falling in Western North Carolina. Temps warmed into the high 30's yesterday and the bees were flying. Today promises to be even warmer and the weekend looks absolutely tropical with highs in the 50's!!!! The bees should be quite active and I may even get a peek inside the hive. I've ordered Mega-Bee and will start feeding as soon as it arrives. If the warming trend continues, the forager bees should start to bring in small amounts of pollen. Alders will be blooming down by the stream. Red maple will be the next to bloom. Winter is long from being over, but with the sunshine yesterday folks around here were in a much better mood.


Kat said...

I had to bust out laughing at the "hanging" snowman! What a good sense of humor! We are going to have a heat wave here too this weekend in the high 50's!!!! I have never seen such a winter here. But I love winter, so I got my "dose" of cold for once here in the south.

vicree said...

Can I come to WNC and kick the bench out from under that mean, old, snowman?

Paul said...

Amen! This past Sat and Sun the temps were in the 50's here in La. and the bees were fling like crazy bringing in something that was a bright red and a pale yellow/green on their pollen patches. It gave me hope that the rest of my hives will be ok. I like the snowman photo.