Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Welcome Sight


Yesterday we had temps in the 50's and it was glorious.  While out with the dogs I spied bees buzzing around the hive.  

Yes!  

We have had some bitterly cold temps, with more to come, and I had worried about them.  I decided to spy on their activities by lifting the lid for a peek.  They have been busy creating a patch of burr comb that they have filled with honey.  

Obviously they have their own agenda.

Today they will be back in their cluster of warmth as the forecast calls for freezing temperatures and snow.....again.  


43 comments:

  1. We are supposed to get snow over here today. Your bees must be good ones, some don't produce enough maybe because they are weakened by the farm chemicals and gmo plants. Eventually we would get stronger bees but they keep changing the chemicals.

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  2. Amazing how well they adapt -- we're in the deep freeze again today after 60s a couple of days ago!

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  3. How wonderful for you, buzzing bees, Blessings Francine.

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  4. Yay! (For the bees...not the coming snow)

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  5. Great news about the bees/honey! We had a spring like day yesterday, also. Back to cold today.

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  6. That is good news...it is a good feeling when you see them coming and going after those severe cold snaps. :)

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  7. hooray for hardy bees! we hit 73 here yesterday. today in the 40s again.

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  8. Great news, indeed! The high here today should get to 70! Cold again tomorrow.
    Oh my, just have to tell you, your header is just stunning! love it!

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  9. They are really nice (I ought to say), but I can't help liking the stinging beasts!

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  10. I did not know bees were active in January! And we're about to get that snow too.

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  11. Yay!! I have been so worried about ours, but it hasn't gotten warm enough to get them moving. Fingers crossed. We are back in the deep freeze again now for the foreseeable future too. Stay warm!!

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  12. I am allergic to stings, but sure do love honey, and the honeycomb!

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  13. Yay! I'm glad they are still kicking. Ours are still doing good as well. Fingers crossed they make it through the rest of the winter.

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  14. Wasn't yesterday weather wonderful and now today we have the cold and snow back. At least it is a pretty snow this time. So happy to know your bees are doing so well. xo Laura

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  15. How wonderful to get a peek in your bee hive and to see the comb and honey and happy lively bees! I hope your bad weather coming isn't awful. We are in a sunny cold stretch with wind gusts up to 115 mph!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  16. A beautiful sight. Stay warm and send a little snow our way...

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  17. I have forgotton what's it's like to be warm AND DRY x

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  18. BBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! So cold! Glad your bees are surviving AND making beautiful honey!
    STAY WARM!

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  19. I hope your Bees keep buzzin' away! Speaking a beautiful abundance~~~Blessings, Roxie

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  20. do they have coats? bees with coats. fuzzy warm coats i hope. it is 22 & falling here. snow too. ( :

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  21. That must have been such a welcome sight. Your photo shows it, lovely!

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  22. It's one "spring" day and then we have winter again -- sigh!

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  23. It looks like they are contentedly doing their thing, Michelle.

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  24. Great news! Did you read books on beekeeping or did you learn from a neighbor?

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  25. Today was 70, tonight will be 27. What the heck? Hope the bees survive the chilly temps. So ready for warm weather (and I hate the heat here)!

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  26. such a warm and happy photo. Hope you are tucked in tight for this latest weather. We even got snow in Tidewater VA, so rare! I think bees are fascinating creatures.

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  27. My neighbor raises bees and I have wondered about her hives. Excellent!

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  28. What a gorgeous sight. Of course, I'm partial to Bee's. ;)

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  29. Yesterday we were in the 70s in Corpus Christi, Texas. And I got to wear shorts! Feels colder today, though. But I did enjoy it while it lasted :)

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  30. Aren't bees amazing! What a great photo!

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  31. I so love your bees. Happy to hear all is well in the hive. Our weather is more like summer right now, wishing you could send some of that cold and rain our way....

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  32. what an awesome capture!! i have read there are lot's of problems with those honey bees surviving. so happy they are thriving there with you!!

    we got snow and the temps are bitter cold!!

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  33. How exciting to be able to see the bee's hard at work with their comb and honey. It's chilly here today but no snow so I'm not complaining.

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  34. Loev the sun and the buzzing life bees bring around! I hope it's a good season for you!

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  35. Nice shot. I hope theses gals survive the winter.

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