What do honey bees (and bee keepers) do in the winter?
is the season that makes or breaks bee hives. Our goal is to be
such good bee stewards that our fuzzy little friends have no problem
with the cold weather.
Our job as winter
beekeepers is quite simple --- make sure that
the bees have enough honey to keep shivering. We took
advantage of a day above 50 on Friday to quickly open up the hives and
count the frames of honey. All three still have good stores,
though one has significantly less than the others. If that hive
is still low on honey during the February check, I'll give them a few
frames of sweet stuff from our strongest hive, which has plenty to
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