Wintering in Montana
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Great Falls Montana

    Default Wintering in Montana

    Well here in sunny Great Falls it is -5 F this Monday morning. We have a couple inches of powder on the ground and the ski slopes are opening record early. Supposed to be back in the forties in a day or so and the snow will melt as the literally three feet we have already received this fall! It is strange hearing people asking questions about time left to feed for winter! My bees are on internal stores and any welfare I add on the top bars until April when nectar will appear again. It is going to be a long winter!

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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Louisville, Colorado, USA


    That's pretty cold, Vance.
    Here in the Denver area we had 70 degrees yesterday and it was 13 this morning.
    Tomorrow will be 60's.
    How the bees manage to deal with all that is beyond me.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Spokane, Washington, USA

    Default Re: Wintering in Montana

    Not quite as cold in Eastern WA, but I too chuckle when people are still talking about feeding. That ended weeks ago!
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  5. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada

    Default Re: Wintering in Montana

    Yes, feeding ended weeks ago, here. We had a +12C day last Sunday, bees died in the thousands, diving into the snow or onto frozen decks.
    Another 2” of snow yesterday. Hopefully just the end of last season’s foragers. Spring will tell.


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