I am in Kansas City where it is still 2 1/2 weeks from the official first day of Spring. It is currently 61 degrees and my bees are actively foraging and even returning with their pollen sacks full. I have no idea what is blooming this early, but clearly the bees do. The attached photo is our weather forecast for the next week. The lowest low is 24 degrees F. The daytime highs are in the 40s and 50s.
When should I take off my Bee Cozy hive wrap?
If they are finding pollen while foraging, should I still be feeding them pollen patties? Should I switch to feeding them syrup water?