Tag Archives: Wet

Rain – First Good Storm?

Rain is here! Will this be our first good storm of the season? I harvested my last excess honey on Saturday and covered all my hives today in prep for the rain. Advertisements

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CoolEatz Hives Ready For Rain/Frost

Stopped by this afternoon to check out the CoolEatz Hives. They are doing awesome. A lot of activity at the entrance and Jesse had her handymen build a nice and solid roof above the hives. It uses clear corrugated roofing … Continue reading

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September Is Here – Time For Fall and Winter Preparations

It’s already September and today we received a few drops of rain for a forecasted 20% chance of thunderstorms. It’s that time of the year and we must start preparing our hives for the cold and wet season. End of … 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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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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