The bees are all snug in their hives and wrapped for winter. On warmer days we have seen them come out of their supers for cleansing flights. Daily inspections are done to keep the hive entrance clear of snow and debris. This allows then to have good ventilation through the winter. They will live on all the honey that they have stored. We will leave them be to stay warm and hope they survive these cold and damp months. As soon as the temperature rises over 50 degrees, we will take a quick peek inside the hive. Without removing any frames, we will look for the cluster of bees.
Even our dog Sweet Pea needs her warm coat!