Bees appear to have made it through winter and early spring in good condition. Early pollen has been taken into the hives in quantity, which resonates well with beekeepers. We are always watching for pollen, since it indicates that the queen is present and laying, without having to disturb the bees. Strong colonies will progress at a good pace, filling the brood chambers with brood. Those with such colonies close to, or in oilseed rape flowers, will take in a lot of nectar from it. The resulting honey will be a high glucose honey with a fine crystal.

We are always watching for pollen, since it indicates that the queen is present and laying, without having to disturb the bees