What is a cleansing flight? Honeybees can hold their stool for several weeks while waiting out the cold. On days warm enough to fly, bees take flight and relieve themselves. This is called a Cleansing Flight. The nice weather also gives the bees a chance to clean up around the hive.
With temperatures reaching upwards of 55 degrees, it wasn’t a bad time to check in on the girls!
Hives are painted, ready and set for bees!
This was the beginning! I originally started with just two hives, and I suggest starting with two hives. That way you can have another hive for comparison. Location Wales, Wisconsin. 2017