After our big snowstorm I decided yesterday to treck out to the hives and clear the entrances. The snow was up to nearly the top of the bottom box covering the entrance which is at the base. They will be glad not to be trapped when the temperatures go up a little. Meanwhile, the rest of the snow is offering some insulation so we don't mind and I didn't clear it away.
|Our two feet of snow pretty much covered the bottom box. That will|
give the bees a little insulation from the cold.
|Hmm...bees are trapped by the snow.|
|I cleared off the landing board and the sun will soon|
melt the snow blocking the opening.
|All the girls are inside staying warm and keeping the Queen happy|
(at least we hope that's the case).