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Winter Hive Update

Updated: Feb 24, 2022

Our girls are coming out of winter strong! 10 of 10 so far so good.

With so many snow days mixed with some unseasonably warm days, we were a little concerned about our hives. This is our first winter as new beekeepers and we have heard from many people that we would lose half our hives the first year. We planned well and erred on the side of caution, and they appear to be doing just fine.

On days it gets above 50 degrees, they are out and about, ready to get to work. Unfortunately, there is no pollen yet. I have been finding them congregating in the chicken feed pans and on the blueberry bushes where we throw our coffee grounds. Now I know their secret to staying so busy. They like coffee too!


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