Bees in Winter

I haven’t posted for a few days because I haven’t done much, the weather has been cold and wet, neither of which I like to get the boy out in.

One of my concerns in this type of weather are my bees, on the few warmer days they fly and use a lot of energy. I do feed them with pollen substitutes like Bee-Pro. I like Bee-Pro because I can put it in my shed and they come get it keeping the hive cleaner.

However when the temperature drops bees can and do get stranded. As silly as it is I picked up several bees that got too cold to fly back home and put them in a jar.

I brought the jar, with a lid, in the house, and warmed them up. After they started flying I took them back to the hives, opened the jar and they flew out, hopefully home.

Miserable weather is a good time for putting honey in jars as well.

One advantage to doing this in the winter is that there are fewer ants to deal with if clean up isn’t perfect.

Author: millcreekhomestead

Just a stay at home Dad trying to become more self sufficient in a world getting more dependent. It’s easy to get lost in all the things of the world, sometimes the best therapy is getting your hands dirty and growing something good!

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