Well – at last my bees seem busy and active having survived the miserable wet winter.
I have a couple of beginners questions
- Should I remove the mouse guard now – will it inhibit swarming for example ?
- the bees are coming in today with bright green pollen – the colour of an Irish rugby shirt – what would this be from – I’ve never observed it before ?
- should I replace the top cloth after the winter ?
- i have 3 boxes on a warre hive & all have comb from last year. Should I add a 4th box at the bottom without the cross bars – so there is an empty box at the bottom & therefore more room for the bees to move around ?
silly questions perhaps – but would appreciate the advice. Cheers. Jonny