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

-C.S. Lewis

Stream In January

Stream In January

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Will Winter Never End?

Of course it will, but at this point it's just cold, cold, cold. More snow and very cold temperatures for the past few days. One yesterday, zero this morning. I checked the hive earlier today and was again reassured because I hear a lot of buzzing going on inside, but I also see lots of dead bees on the screened bottom board. I think this is normal since there has been no housekeeping since Sunday. Thankfully, the long range temperatures are predicted to be in the 50's for the next ten days. This has been the coldest winter we've had in Western NC for a long time. If Walter Bee survives, I will be most impressed with that little hive since I know their numbers are small.

I created my little bee from a link off The Park Seed Garden Journal. At least she looks happy. She's not out in the cold!

1 comment:

vicree said...

In a novel I am reading, the author has one of the main characters stop her walk at the wood's edge and check the bees in a white bee box. She has to lean close to hear them (cold weather) and the gifted writer describes the sound she hears as a "shifting huddle soft as a drowsy wind." Neat, huh?
Following Walter Bee has increased my appreciation of good writing.