More importantly did your bees?? I am here in the rockies where our snow comes all light and fluffy, but being new to this, when there is a storm coming in do you do anything to help the girls weather the storm? I am getting some sugar cakes ready now to take out there and set on top of a inner cover to see if they start taking it like crazy. That should tell me if they are starving right?? Then I can go to a sugar board if need be. I lost two hives last week that starved to death already. So I am just wondering what else I can do. I feel like a foster parent who was not prepared. Only have had the hives two months and lost two hives already, don't want to lose anymore. Trying to learn as fast as I can. Thanks for all your help so far. Should I consider stacking the hives on top of each other to create some additional heat?? I also have them on pallets so the ones on the north east side of the pallet don't get as much sun??? Should I rearrange them a little so they all get some afternoon sun, or is it better to keep them tightly clustered in groups of 4 on a pallet?? What about a tent cover for them, like Costo sells?? Looks like a redneck garage,, PVC and some canvas that would cover them but have one end totally open? That would help keep the wind and snow and rain off. It would still be cold but, anyway give me some thoughts.
Thanks all, and we in the rockies are sending you another one this weekend just so you know. Good luck!!