Mid-winter, A Warm Day

Cleaning Up Today, January 23, the temperature rose up to 62°F and the rain stopped around noon.  Our honeybees from hives #1 and #2 came out to relieve themselves and get some fresh air.  Hive #2 went into winter with fewer bees than hive #1, but today, many more bees emerged as the population clearly... Continue Reading →

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 →

First Inspection

After Five Months Finally, a break last Sunday, great weather and I’m home. It was sunny, over 70°F, and no wind, a good day for opening up beehives for the first inspection.  I have removed insulation from all hives and opened them up for the first time after five months.  As I suspected, only hive#1 survived the... Continue Reading →

Dead Hive

They Starved to Death The honeybees were busy today, flying in and out with a lot of pollen.  I'm glad we live in a watershed area with so many trees blossoming at this time of year.  There are not many leaves to be seen but a lot of maples here are budding.  A large silver... Continue Reading →

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