Welcome, Guest

Author Topic: Hives in winter  (Read 1352 times)

Offline Tyro

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 115
  • Gender: Male
Hives in winter
« on: December 31, 2009, 11:29:12 AM »
We just got a good batch of snow from the major storm that just hammered the plains.  I went out to check my hives - all are still alive, although one was so weak, I initially took it for dead.



This one shows the line of bees being discarded, exiting or not surviving cleansing flights.








Offline KD4MOJ

  • Field Bee
  • ***
  • Posts: 697
  • Gender: Male
  • Bees... Motorcycles... amateur radio...
    • TangleWood Apiary
Re: Hives in winter
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 02:30:48 PM »
Great pictures Tyro.... boy am I glad I live in Florida! Would know what to do in that snow.... the trail of bees looks interesting. Does look like ones that couldn't make it back to the hives.

...DOUG
KD4MOJ

Offline Tyro

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 115
  • Gender: Male
Re: Hives in winter
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009, 02:49:13 PM »
thanks,
The 'bee trails' aren't anything that I am concerned about.  It is probably an accumulation from maybe 5 -7 days.  But it is interesting how they only occur in the low points between the drifts.


Offline Shawn

  • Queen Bee
  • ****
  • Posts: 1217
  • Gender: Male
Re: Hives in winter
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 05:39:22 PM »
Good photos. I always say we could use all the snow we can get but I sure dont miss getting all that snow.

 

anything