Experience is a brutal teacher. But you learn, my God, do you learn.

-C.S. Lewis

Stream In January

Stream In January

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Two inches of snow fell yesterday. Our weather has been very rainy in December and the beginning of January, so the white stuff was a welcome change. I've had an entrance reducer on the hive for the past few days because of the rain and high winds, and when I checked this morning, the entrance was completely blocked with snow. I'm not too concerned about the ventilation because I'm using a screened bottom board, but I was careful to brush away all the snow from the entrance. I hope our temperatures will warm some over the weekend. The bees have been taking cleansing flights on
days when the temperatures are in the mid-thirties and sunny, and I'm hoping to see the girls out and about. I'll feed with the boardman feeder if I see them flying. If not, I'll start using a baggie feeder inside the hive.
My little angel has overseen my gardens in good and bad weather for many years. I hope she will protect Walter Bee.


MissJenny said...

I love the snow picture. (And am jealous of the snow!) I hope the bees will stay warm.

vicree said...

Little Angel looks like she is hovering under a cloud....maybe trying to get warm?