People often ask me why I don't just keep my bees in the hoophouse over the winter. It's because days like this are a problem. The hoophouse is 84°F (29°C) right now… and if the bees were in there, they'd be extremely active, flying around and looking for nectar and pollen. The reality is, it's 41°F (5°C) outdoors with zero nectar and pollen to forage. It's best to leave them in a realistic climate and let them emerge when spring actually springs. (Which might actually happen later this week!) #beekeeping #bees #massachusetts #hoophouse