since it was 45 degrees, I trotted down to our little orchard and checked te honey bee hive that I established last year ofter capturing a swarm that flew in. glad to find that the "girls" are still alive and making cleaning flights. I have been worried about them as they didn't build up their numbers or food supply as good as they would have with an experienced beekeeper. (I learned as fast as I could) but I fed them in the fall and crossed my fingers.. If they make it another 2 months the dandelions should be in bloom and they will be ok. it is an exciting new expeience for me.