End of the Season – 2010

This lumpy sky signals the end of my beekeeping season.

Guess what? It’s snowing in Casper. It usually comes long before now. But it’s here and signals the end of my active beekeeping season.

I knew it was coming. So, after work last week, I took a final look at my bees. A few lids were popped and the feed sugar was checked. Even though the weather has been unseasonably warm, little of the sugar was worked.

The sun sets on my beeyard for this season. It’s been a tough one. I won’t be back until early next spring.

The bees will be what they will be. Nothing more can be done for them until next season. I’ll stop by a couple of times this winter and check the fence. And with sugar on, I’ll do a late winter feed check. But this season is over.

Now I’ll think about my experience. Do a little reading. And hopefully become a better beekeeper from it.

-bW

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2 responses to “End of the Season – 2010”

  1. Gord says:

    Good luck, Dennis. The hives that need feed here will be getting it this week, then winter lids in early November and not much more until Spring. Fingers crossed. 😉

  2. Doug says:

    Getting cold here in Idaho but we have a few more warm days next week. That’s when my bees will be tucked in.
    I have a pile of books and plans to make for next years increases and queen rearing. Boxes and screen bottoms to make in the shop, and a new flat screen TV in the bed room for the, cold, wet and nasty times! 🙂
    Good luck everyone. I have a feeling this is going to be a long, cold one. Hope I’m wrong.

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