As of March 22nd, we have not disturbed our bees yet! They were fed and medicated in the Fall, and we are keeping our fingers crossed as the chilly weather continues. We have concerns, however, as many colonies were weaker than what we hoped for in late fall. We moved all the weaker hives inside. This allows these colonies to live in an environment that is less severe.
In previous winters where weather conditions have been consistent, our bees have over-wintered well. The weather we experienced this past winter was quite variable so we are concerned that our wintering success may not be as good.