Spring is the season where we all are getting ready. The land and plants are waking up to the warmer temperatures. The bees are starting to become more active. We are busy making new plans and preparing any new equipment or tools for the season. The cattle come to graze near the end of spring, so we are also fixing some fences and preparing new grazing paddocks for their arrival.
The bees take up the majority of our attention in the spring. Alberta has a long winter season, so in the early stages of spring, before any plants are ready to pollinate, we help the bees along with a couple pollen patties and sugar water.