This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk. Always wear protective clothing and use a smoker when working bees.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Other hints to tell if your hive is alive from Jerry Linser

A couple of things I look for this time of year when checking for colonies dead or alive:
1. Evidence of bees flight from the colony on sunny days like dead bees in fresh snow cover in front of hive.
2. Check for the presence of a frost ring around the top entrance of the colony. Frost ring present means hive is alive.
Thanks Jerry