I have been in high gear while gearing up for this fast approaching bee season. Going through the bee yards cleaning out the winter dead outs and analyzing the big question, why, and lessons learned for next winter. If your gonna farm bees YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE BEES! Over all the bees over wintered well. Working inside the honey house on those nasty weather days. There is always plenty of bee hive building, maintenance and prep work to be done, which always leads to more cleaning.