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 maple in the front yard just unfurled its petals as well. … Continue reading Dead Hive

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 lower.  Aside from checking the entrances I also look for: … Continue reading Feeding Bees in Winter