Tag Archives: Frost

Cooooold!

Wow, it was freezing cold last night. Woke up to a pretty thick layer of frost.

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2012 November Frost

This is just for my own records. 🙂 Has been chilly. Nights dropped into the 30s. First frost Sunday morning.

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Rain Is On The Way – Cover Your Hives

A good storm is blowing in and it could drop as much as five inches of rain from what I heard on the radio forecast this morning. Please cover your hive to keep the rain off of the hive body.

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Below Freezing Last Night

Ouch! It hit below freezing last night. 28.9 °F. Even I was cold inside the house with the thermostat turned to 72F. My poor bees! I’m going out tonight to take another thermal snapshot of the colonies tonight. This morning the … Continue reading

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Winter Rain and Frost Protection

Just wanted to provide you’ll a visual of two forms of how I protect my hives from the elements during the cold and wet season. This first colony, yes, still 5 mediums tall with a full load of honey, is … Continue reading

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First Frost of the Season

Last night it dipped into the chilling 30’s and we woke up to a light blanket of frost. Appears to be a repeat of last year in Nov where we got frost and rain almost the entire month. Nov 9: … Continue reading

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Providing a Roof and Insulation for Your Hive

As many of you know my practice is to provide my hives with some sort of cover or roof during the wet and cold months along with top insulation to help keep the heat in. As stated before almost anything … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Hives For Fall and Winter

Winter preparation for your bee hives will vary depending on your location. What I’m about to write is how I prepare for my Winter months for my general location in the Silicon Valley. 1) For the cold, frosty, and wet … Continue reading

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Crazy Weather for the Bees

November and December we had some of the worse California weather in years for the bees. Freezing nights plus much of the month of December being wet. Then in January and part of February we had Spring and Summer like … Continue reading

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