My bee's like all bees are hard workers and ideas of expansion fit there ideas of "grow and swarm" grow and swarm" to a tee. I'm hoping January, February, March of 2015 will be a lot better than January,February,March of 2014 and that come spring there will be life in my bee yards.
What happened last winter put me behind one full year, and a debate I've been having with myself is as follows First; " I should try to make better use of the bees I have and grow a little slower".
Second; "Do everything possible to grow the bee yard" not necessarily a bad thing either because I need to get my yards to where they are in my opinion self sustaining (200 hive) and so this is the other option, but this plan is not possible for me to do in one year.
I love working with bee's but they have to start paying their own way and become a real business with profits and losses the whole nine yards. The plans I make and successfully carryout this spring will go along way towards telling me if the bee's will be a business or just a hobby.