I don't believe winter is going to end this year. When we got up this morning, it was -26C. The normal temps should be a high of 6C and a low of -5C!
It was a little warmer the other day and my long-suffering bees came out on some cleansing (pooping!) flights...
Poor little things!! So cold. If they aren't quick about it, their flight muscles chill and they can't fly. Then they drop to the snow and soon die.
Touch wood, all six of my hives are still alive right now but I won't breathe easy until the first dandelions bloom and I know they're getting in some pollen!
Today I snowshoed out to the field hives for the first time in weeks.
Pretty sure they must have been buried a little while back. They're pretty much still buried!
My trusty bee inspectors braved the cold winds and came along with me!
Poor old Tristan. He plods along but he still loves his walkies!
I liked the shadows these cast!
Sophie still loves winter!
We made it all the way back to the woodlot.
Even Tristan! That tree on the left is our one sugar maple.
They had a little break in the snow!
Okay, well, somebody had an EXTENDED break!
It is supposed to warm up Friday. I'll believe it when I see it!