With daytime temperatures often struggling to rise above the freezing mark, we know our bees are clustering around the queen to feed, protect, and care for her. The survival of the entire colony depends on her.
Winter is coming. Autumn is officially here and our bees are busy at work collecting as much pollen and nectar as possible to help maintain their colonies through the cold winter months. Gone are the warm easy days of collecting clover, buckwheat, basswood and black locust pollen and nectar. Suddenly, days have become shorter. Weather becomes even more unpredictable and the threat of first frost looms on the horizon.
Seasons of Backyard Beekeeping. This new series by J. David Weidner will explore the many facets of backyard beekeeping throughout the seasons.