I just got my computer back, so can finally look at the bee posts again!
It's been pretty darn cold out there, and I've been seeing quite a few dead bees at the entrance area of both the new hives. So, I went out and placed my ear up to the hives and felt some relief when I heard the deep buzzing inside. This is my first winter with bee's, so I keep wondering if I should have done anything else, but so far so good. I feed them quite a bit in the late fall, right up to mid November or so. And, haven't done anything since. They have two full deeps, so should have enough food stored, but if I were to supplement, how would I do it? It's too cold to open the hive even for a short time!
Anyhow, I am also preparing a top bar hive for the spring, so would like to buy a local nuc come early April as well. If there are any Hudson Valley, NY bee keepers out there that can help me just let me know!
It's good to be back!