Thursday, December 29, 2016

Checking the Bees



We had a nice, warm, 54 degree day...today. We needed to check the hives and feed them if necessary. We found three hives with no bees and all the frames still full of honey. I think that the Queen died, and then they didn't make a replacement Queen, and the workers all died. The worker bees have a three week lifespan.

The good thing...the three other hives are doing great and I think that they will survive the winter. Today, the bees were outside the hive flying around, and the hive's interior was full of very active bees. I am pleased to see those hives doing well. There are plenty of bees to keep the hives warm, and they have plenty of food for the winter.

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