Is was great to be out last Saturday afternoon and see the bees taking voiding flights from 'most' of my hives. Seeing those flying bees relieved a lot of my apprehension about my bees making it through another Wisconsin winter. There is still a period of winter and early spring before the hives will be out of danger of starving. It's also time to think about spring management of your bees. Good spring management can greatly increase the honey potential of your hives.
The following article provides several hints at improving the health of your hives and increasing your success in gathering a bountiful honey harvest. Some adjustment to the dates mentioned in this article may be necessary due to Wisconsin's more northerly location.