Guest post by Andrew Burkinshaw. (Andrew and Colleen and their four children are still in Chilliwack, BC, but are planning to move here, to their cottage on the north side of the farm, in May.)
Back in BC the beekeeping season is starting. Hazelnuts, silver maple and pussy willow are in bloom and when it stops raining and the sun shines, the bees go to work. So far we have had a great winter for overwintering the hives. Losses have been minimal and they are building up nicely for sale and honey making. This is good because this business needs to springboard us into our Ontario lives.