The Weather Has been Ridiculously unseasonably warm! Overnight lows in particular, have been 20C warmer then expected. It became impossible last week to keep the bees in the wintering shed. So, more then two weeks earlier then usual, the bees are out.
This photo shows my Kubota wheel loader putting a stack of 12 hives on the truck next to another stack. This machine is an excellent all-round beekeepers helper. It is a R-420, but I think of it as R2D2, because it helps me out of a lot of jams. I tow it behind the truck on the trailer when the ground is soft because it has large tires and 4×4. In summertime dry conditions I use a lighter forklift in the field.