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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bees are Flying on my Deck and at the Bee Trees!

Today I had a break at work so I went home to see about the bees. Bees were flying at all three hives and I wanted to celebrate. So far, so good, as they say. I am concerned that we will have yet another hard freeze before winter is over and that I won't be so lucky the next time.

To add to my worry, I checked with the Farmers Almanac 2010 and found that they are predicting another hard freeze from February 8 - 11, with the freezing weather again extending all the way down to Florida.

I also stopped by Eddie's Odd Job Tree Service to check on the bee trees. Lo and behold, both trees had bees flying in and out. I was so excited, but disappointed that I didn't have my camera.

This means that both trees had viable queens going into the winter and that they at least had enough stores to make it this far. I'll stop by with baggie feeders early next week.


  1. How awesome Linda! Yay! for the bees!

  2. Glad to hear the bees made it through the winter (so far). I'll keep my fingers crossed that they make it the rest of the way. Can't wait until Spring! :)


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