Tag: clustering

January Yard Visit Year 3

January Yard Visit Year 3

A beautiful January day: the temperature is just above freezing there’s no wind the sun is shining bright the roads are accessible I’m curious about how the bee’s cluster is orienting around the upper entrance. And if there’s been any excessive moisture from blowing snow […]

Yard Visit Middle of September Year 2

Yard Visit Middle of September Year 2

The hives are in great shape. they are more than heavy enough for winter bees are healthy no pests So, one entrance reducer was put in. I’ll put the other in after the first snow. A Quick Look There’s not much that can be done […]

Heater Bees

Heater Bees

Many beekeepers think hive inspection isn’t harmful. Bee disease is seen as a worse problem. That a beekeeper must frequently inspect to protect bees from harm. My first beekeeping job required hive inspections every two weeks. Natural beekeepers know better. As science advances, we learn […]

Condensation

Condensation

Winter condensation is a valuable water resource.