I was out in the bee yard yesterday doing some final preps for winter, the nights are starting to get cool here and it looks like we’re going to dip below zero – so its time to wrap the hives. For all who have asked, over the winter the bees stay in the hive, keep the queen warm and move from frame-to-frame eating their stores (honey and pollen). I put these wraps on the hives to help insulate.
Its kind of a bittersweet time of year in the beekeeping world, or for me at least. The season is over and most of the work is done, I really start to miss beekeeping but I am also happy with the extra time.
Posted from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.