Re: Mid-January and still have bees living.
Two weeks ago we literally had a look at the hives. Most had a few bees coming and going. Some did not. I listened to the quiet hives and heard nothing. I then got a stethoscope and listened. I put it against an inactive hive and heard nothing! But I then moved it about and found buzzing sounds localized to small area of one box. I recalled the tapping the hive trick. I did that and woke a dragon! Out they came and stung me...now I listen but don't tap
Originally Posted by tsmullins
Janne....first hives April 2013, 15 hives, treat, plant zone 8b, at sea level, latitude 49.13, longitude 123.06