As a result of the harsh winter we just went through I had several casualties in my garden — including the collapse of both of my bee colonies. The constant thawing and then rapid temperature drops were too much for them.
Come spring, I had two unoccupied hives full of honey so, of course, I immediately ordered to more nucs (nucleus — a small colony of bees split off from a larger one). This past weekend I picked up my two new colonies and transported them to my meadow.
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