I checked my hives actually the day after I wrote the post about my bees possibly being dead.
The wintertime is rough and I knew that getting into beekeeping. Keeping them strong and alive through the winter was the most important part of the process. However, we didn’t really expect a sharp -10º average drop in temperature for a week… or two? Idk how long it was. It felt like years of living in the negatives.
Winter is coming! It’s coming slowly, but nevertheless, it’s coming. One of my main goals with this beehive is to keep it alive through the winter. That means we need to prepare.
I had a nightmare a few weeks ago that I may have mentioned already. I dreamt that my entire beekeeper club got American Foulbrood (AFB) and had to burn all their hives. I checked mine and my hive did not have it, but when I wasn’t looking, the bee hive inspectors killed my bees and burned the hive anyway.
This is a post in the Bee Love series about first-time beekeeping.
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(It’s way more awesome than you think.)