I'm a backyard beekeeping on the island of Newfoundland where we just got hit with some heavy snow. Most of my hives were completely buried. They look like this:
I've cleared the top entrances and I can hear them breathing and buzzing, so they're okay for now.
But I have three other hives...
Between 12-15 inches of snow and some sub zero nights. Mid 40’s this week. Two things- How are you fairing? My 5 came through. For Pete’s sake the Russians think its spring. If there is pollen anywhere this group will find it. 2) are you planning on your winter OAV soon?
Hi - I'm brand new to beekeeping. Tomorrow (it will still be snowing) I will pick up 2 nucs at 7am. They are 5-frame in cardboard nuc containers. It's too cold to work with the bees, and the nuc doesn't have any insulation (is that right?). Please advise. THANKS!
Located in Ontario Canada. Finally got above 32F and some of the snow started to melt the last couple of days. We've got lots of snow so its going to be a long time until spring comes.
Checked the hives a couple weeks ago and they seemed fine.
Decided to add a couple pollen patties to...
As a quick attempt to "mark" the surface in front of hives I stretched out pieces of black landscape fabric. It may not be effective, but it didn't take much effort to run the fabric out and weigh it down with bricks.
If/when it snows again I'll need to pull the fabric up and reposition it...