Category Archives: Weather

Winter Prep

I think winter has arrived today.  While there have been snows earlier this fall, they melted quickly.  I think this will stay around for a while – maybe until April.  Beekeepers do lots of work to prepare their bees for … Continue reading

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Never stop learning!

Whenever I open the Feedly app on my phone, it says, “Never stop learning!”  It keeps me up to date on the latest news from bee blogs that I follow, as well as the day’s political news and cute cat … Continue reading

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In the bleak midwinter….

… it’s time to get ready for a new beekeeping season!  For the first time in a while, we’re having a snowy, wintery day in Colorado.  This winter has been very dry and fluctuated from highs in the 60’s to … Continue reading

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Wintertime Musings

Seems like all my beekeeping blogging buddies are posting for the new year, so I guess I’ll have to follow suit.  I’m really feeling that we’ve turned the corner after the winter solstice and am excited for another new year … Continue reading

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Baby It’s Cold Outside!

After an exceptionally warm and dry fall, the meteorological winter finally arrived at the start of December to bring in some colder (and wetter) weather.  Last night, the temperature hit -8.5 °F (-22.5 °C) – the coldest weather in 2 … Continue reading

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Spring Packages

After last week’s split, this week it was time to install new packages of bees into Sarah’s and Duncan’s (Hello Kitty) hives, as well a new hive (for me) on someone else’s property.   We bought 3 pound packages for each … Continue reading

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Spring Split Update

Ah, springtime in the Rockies.  Crab apple trees in full bloom, deep blue skies, daffodils and tulips popping up everywhere, temperatures in the 70’s and a winter storm watch for the weekend with the potential of 10-18″ of snow here … Continue reading

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Blizzard and the Bees

Last week, Diana and I spent a wonderful week in Cancun, Mexico soaking up the warmth and the sun, swimming in a cenote and visiting Mayan ruins.  The day before we got back, a snowstorm dropped 8 inches at home, … Continue reading

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Mid-winter update

We’ve been enjoying temperatures in the 50’s and low 60’s the past few days after an extended cold spell, so I had a chance to look in on the bees.  Here’s a what I found: BnB2 The remaining hive in … Continue reading

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Pre-winter wrapup

It’s been a long time since I posted about bees.  I’ve had a post in mind, but have been too busy being grateful and vacationing with my wife. 😉 Although officially winter hasn’t begun yet, it sure seems like winter … Continue reading

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