I have a hive located on the South side of a concrete wall, there is a cowyard
on the North side of the wall where my neighbor has a group of heifers. When cleaning
out the snow in the cowyard, they dumped the snow over the wall and on top of my hive,
covering it completely.
After discovering it this morning I shoveled it out and found the top cover was knocked off
and there was at least some snow in the hive. After scraping off the snow I was suprised
to find a few bees crawling around, I put the top back on and made sure the entrances were
I didn't want to open the hive up in this weather (2 degrees this morning) to completely
clean out the hive, but I am wondering if this hive has any chance of survival?
It probably was covered up for a couple of days.