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Snow plowing a take off and landing for the bees


#1

Two feet of snow. My first experience with hives and lots of snow. My mentor said to let the snow fall all day. Clear a path at the end. So I did.


#3

Looks good. The one thing I will say is it will provide some good insulation, although the wind out here makes the drift hard as a rock then when it melts its a huge ice block. I will say that having an entrance at the top is a good thing too. The one hive is not using the bottom entrance hardly at all now plus when the bottom entrance gets covered up with snow it still gives them a place to go out if they need too!

Good news, it was 63 degrees at my house yesterday so the snow you got probably isn’t going to last long. I know my sister said she got close to 14" where she lives near Allentown.


#4

We were lucky. We got snow on n around the hives several times this winter. Only clogged the entrance once or twice. I have a top entrance too so my bees had access to the outside world all the time. We only got 8 to 10" of white once. The rest were only couple inches or less.

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Glad Spring is just around the corner.
Gerald