Today felt like spring in the garden it was sunny and 54 degrees, the bees were out in full force. I checked both hives by peeking inside and lifting the upper deep hive box to see what was going on. I found both deep boxes still full and heavy with winter honey, and way more bees than I thought I would find. They are doing so much better than they ever have through the winter. If all goes well I will go into Spring with strong colonies, and may even be able to divide them in half, and end up with 4 hives, which is my goal. 2 hives just barely gives enough honey for us to last through half the year, and to give some as gifts to family and friends.