Kathy, about the snow in the front of the colonies. Don't worry too much about it and it smothering the bees. Snow is very porous and the air comes through it regardless. I don't think you have to worry about bee death. I have to go out and clean off the bottomboards infront too, but I am not in much of a hurry, it helps to keep them warm, in my opinion, snow is a buffer.
I am going to get some pictures of my place too, we got lots of that white stuff, and it doesn't look like it is going anywhere soon.
Jody, you got some really neat pictures of your place for us to see. Rosie looks like she is really enjoying the snow.
All my barnyard crittters are not venturing out into the snow, they are staying on the walkways infront of their houses, there is a roof above the walkways,so they are protected. What a bunch of babies. The turkeys stand there on one leg, shivering, and then switch legs, shivering. Oh brother. Guess they feel kind of cold. Have a wonderful and awesome day, health. Cindi
Brian, you take care of yourself. You bad back surely does bring you sorrow, I wish you well.