backyard bees

honey bee winter care

New season coming for bees

I get frequent questions about what the bees do in winter. Honey bees don’t hibernate. They eat. They move around. They form a cluster that gets tighter with colder temperatures and looser with warmer temperatures. The queen is at the center, the warmest part of the cluster. Working concentrically, other…

My backyard bees are in this tiny house

I thought I’d share the view from my dining room window — bird at the feeder, bird bath sitting nicely, and the observation hive situated just so. I feel satisfied when I look out there. I have two shallow and two deep frames in the hive. I can see the comb on…