Monday, December 23, 2013

Unseasonably warm weather

Well, the Jan. thaw has hit us in late Dec. with temps yesterday were close to 70 degrees, setting new records.  The bees are flying so I fed them some sugar water in the entrance feeder.  Checked them today, its in the high 50's and rainy, but they are still active.  The feeder is about half full, so they have not been hitting it to hard, so their stores must be holding well.  At least there are bees around.  This is the type of weather where I lost all the other hives.  Fingers crossed.  Later

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Winter Freeze is here

What a difference this year has been.  Nasty, nasty, nasty.  Have completed insulating the hive and wrapping it in tar paper.  The bees were out one last time last week when it warmed to 38, but since the cold snap, are bundled up nice and cozy, I hope.  They have enough stored food to take them trough the winter so we'll have to wait and see what develops.  Next warm snap, probably the Jan. thaw, they should be out and about so we'll have to wait till then and check the supplies at that time.

Happy holiday's to you all.