Monthly Archives: December 2010

Sunshine Colony Fell Victim to the Cold Weather

At the end of November we had a few nights of frost, then rain, and then more frost with one night the frost being so thick it was hard to scrap off of the car’s windshield in the morning. December … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice – The Turning Point

So what does the Winter solstice have to do with honey bees? First, wikipedia’s definition of the winter solstice: “The winter solstice occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° … Continue reading

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Cowper and Sunshine Hives in Trouble

In the last post I mentioned about 3 continuous nights of hard frost, well, we had a few more nights of frost and it hasn’t ended yet. 2010 was just a weird weather year. Anyways, I have not checked on … Continue reading

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