March is Still Winter for Newfoundland Honey Bees

I keep hearing from beekeepers online about their bees bringing in pollen. None of those beekeepers live in Newfoundland. I didn’t see my bees bring in any pollen until April 13th last year, so I probably have a while to wait yet. The most exciting thing I can report is that my bees were flying around the yard today. At 12°C (possibly the warmest day we’ve had this year), how could they resist?

At least we don’t have varroa mites in Newfoundland.

3 thoughts on “March is Still Winter for Newfoundland Honey Bees

  1. Vancouver has been between 3-5 degrees Celsius cooler than normal for the last month and as a result the blossoms are late. Yesterday it was 7 C (the warmest day in awhile) and it seemed that all the girls came out and there was some pollen collection. The forsythia, heather and some of the bulbs are blooming. I got two packages of bees from New Zealand last week and the foreigners are not liking this cool Canadian weather.

  2. First, No Varroa in Newfoundland??? really???

    Also today, I saw the ladies bringing in pollen for the first time this year. We’re in Western Montana, it got up to 60 F today! That’s warm for this time of year.

    My bees are doing great, all three hives. And thanks for how-to on Mountain Camp feeding. Did it with my girls and they seemed to have enjoyed the sugar.

    Don John

    • True. No Varroa in Newfoundland. Last I heard, NL is the only place left on the planet that hasn’t had or doesn’t have mites. Now if we only had more beekeepers.

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