March can be a harsh time for Apis mellifera, the honeybee. Honey stores may be depleted or nearly so, and the vacillating temperatures may interrupt or delay the pattern of many flowering trees and herbs. As the daylight hours begin to lengthen, the queen ratchets up her egg laying activity, forcing workers to forage for nectar further afield in order to meet the demands of this rapidly growing population. Dependent on the region and weather conditions, natural food choices may be limited. Learn how the beekeeper can help his hive through the start-and-stop of spring.
About the Author
- Herbal Academy
With roots in greater Boston, The Herbal Academy of New England is an educational resource offering online programs, Herbarium membership, and local workshops. The Academy is committed to researching and gathering information and tools to help support a lifestyle of self-awareness and whole body care. It is the Herbal Academy of New England's desire to encourage individuals and society to make sustainable and meaningful changes so as to use earth's resources with greater wisdom and respect.
Like what you see?
Once a week we introduce you to one of our members, curate the very best of the week's content and alert our readers to giveaways and special promotions!
Sign up here for the weekly awesome!