I came across this photo of my kids from 1988, my friend had come by with her crazy butterfly car, and we spent the afternoon dressing the kids up as honey bees. Fun times. Jacob at the top, Ely in the middle and Joscelyn at the bottom.
As you can see, the hives are starting to be covered with snow, which acts as a good insulator for our hives. The bees will be clustered inside, expending minimal energy. The main goal is to maintain a constant temperature inside the hive between 93-97 degrees
The bees are getting the final bits of pollen and nectar they can find and we are thinking of winter. We will soon wrap up the hives for the season, making sure all hives have lots of stored honey for the long months ahead.
Well it rained most of the spring and summer months, and now we are having our summer, believe it or not we are in a mid September heat wave. The bees are bearding intensely as you can see in this photo. All our honey is off the hives now, and the girls are out taking...