Honey bees…..waiting for my Wisconsin nucs. Lost 4 hives last winter/spring; very disappointing.
This is my third year of beekeeping and I’ve had some great successes (overwintering all hives during 2018/19 awful winter) and complete failures 2017/18 & 2019/20; losses of all hives. And yes, I treated them, fed them, fussed over them, requeened them. I’m still learning of course but I am figuring out losses are part of the game.
Last year we did get some honey, and left plenty for the bees. The whole process of this beekeeping is satisfying in a strange way and I’m sure you’ll hear more about my adventures in the bee yard in the future.