Saturday, December 14, 2013

Winter Disappointment

Went out to check the bottom boards of the hives and found a few potential mouse droppings in one. So I quickly opened it up (no mouse but there had been one) and found that the colony had not survived the deep freeze (16°F) temperatures from last week. So I pulled the frames of honey from the brood box (might as well get something sweet out of disappointment). For the honey frames, I will freeze half of them for early spring feed (for splits, swarms and packages) and the other extract for our use.

No comments:

Post a Comment