Saturday, January 19, 2013
Winter Check of the Hives
Today was a mild day of 43 degrees. The wind had died down and cold single digit temperatures are expected to arrive. I am a newbie when it comes to keeping bees and I have worried each winter. Did I leave them enough honey stores for winter? Did I close them up adequately? Will I have any hives alive in the spring? We had some leftover comb honey I figured I could feed them if need be. So I trudged out the hives and low and behold each one was more active then the next they all seemed to still have a good amount of stores left. I removed a couple empty frames and placed a few of the comb honey in some of the ones that seemed like they could use a bit more. Now to hope for an early spring!