Honey Bee Cluster Just As Winter Waxes
Today’s video gives you peek inside the top bar hive just before two big winter ice and snow storms pummeled our area. The video was taken on December 7th and although it was cold it was possible to observe then cluster of honey bees without disturbing them. They seem to be clustered at the eastern side of then hive just like I planned and then idea is for them to move to the left and west side as they slowly munch through the honey store during then winter. There were some bees scattered along the west side but not many from what I could see.
Having an observation hive comes in very handy this time of year because it helps to alleviate my concerns about how they are doing. So far so good and I can only hope the cold weather stays so that the bees stay clustered. We’ll see.