The other day when we had the huge snowfall, I was looking out my kitchen window at her place and the apiary. Oh yes, we got so much snow. The person in the coatroom keep watching me. I got a little wierdest out by this, because that person watched me as long as I was watching them, not moving an inch.
So, I thought I would be funny and take a picture of this person watching me. I went and got my camera and zoomed in and took a picture. The person never moved an inch. I though it might have been her oldest Son, playing a trick on his Auntie. He is that type of funny dude.
Later on upon speaking to her, I asked who was in her coat room for so long that morning, she said no one. I told her what I saw and that I had taken a picture. I thought I had best look to see if this person was still standing there. Nope.....gone. No clue what was in there, but it must surely have been some kind of extraterrestrial being, of one sort or another. Look at the picture, see what you think, do you think I am right?
As an aside to this. The beehives were all covered in snow. Yesterday when I was observing them, all of them, except for one (which was the swarm that had issued in the beginning of September that I caught) had no snow left on the roof of their home. This means that the snow had melted, and this means that the bees are most likely in the second brood chamber and have created so much heat that the snow had melted right off. The landing boards were still covered in about 2 inches of snow.
So, guess what? This is a sure indication that the colonies are doing there thing in there, big time, all of them are alive and creating heat, which means that they are big enough that they are creating so much heat that more than likely they are brood raising, BIG TIME. I will be able to check them in about 2 more weeks. Middle of February we can start to get to having some pretty nice warm days, and oh yes, the sun is so much more high on the southern horizon these days. Have a wonderful and great day, Cindi