Happy About The Honeybees

They Survived After a week of Arctic blast temperature here, we have a balmy 60°F temperature this morning though raining.  The rain will continue for the rest of the day and is expected to stop by Saturday morning.  But 60 degrees Fahrenheit is high enough for the honeybees to come out of their hives and... Continue Reading →

Honey Bee In Winter

Never Been So Happy To See Dead Bees We have over a foot of snow on the ground and it is threatening to drop another 8 to 10 inches this weekend.  The snow itself is not bad for the honey bees but the frigid cold that follows may wipe out our hives.  We have seen a... Continue Reading →

Honey Bees In Late Winter

Signs Of Life This winter is erratic and harsher than usual.  The temperature swings this season have been like a trampoline.  From below zero to 5oº F. in just two days recently.  We have had plenty of snow this year; around two feet in the last two weeks alone.  My friends and colleagues have been... Continue Reading →

Snowed In

And More To Come A snow storm hit us again today, starting about 5:00 AM.  It was very peaceful because no one was out, the town plows didn't bother to come around early and not a snow blower in sight.  It was the type with big fluffy flakes falling down early on then became very... Continue Reading →

Feeding Bees in Winter

Mission Accomplished It’s mid February and mounds of snow are piled up all over the place, the residue of blizzard ‘Nemo’.  I have no idea how the bees are doing inside the hive at this point.  After each snowstorm I make sure that snow or other debris doesn’t block the hive’s entrances, both upper and... Continue Reading →

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