Sunday, October 18, 2015

Brr!

It's been really cold this weekend, below freezing at night, and I wondered how the bees were doing. Both days when I checked them they were staying put in the hive. It's the first time I've been out there and not seen them flying around. This morning it was cold enough that they had pulled themselves into the middle of the hive and I was finally able to get a good look at the comb from the window. If you look closely at the photo you can see honey all the way out to the edges and many capped honey cells. This is a Very Good Sign. All the combs I could see through the window looked like this. I will still make them some food to add in when I put up the insulation panels (more on that later, when I make the fondant) but I'm feeling better every time I check that they'll actually make it through the winter. 

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