I’m worried about the bees. Perhaps because we have snow on the ground and our temperatures this week should be cold…highs ranging from 11 to 30 degrees. And I’m not sure the girls have stored enough food with which to winter. Weird to use “winter” as a verb.
Last month, I fed both of our hives sugar water, which they initially guzzled down. But then they completely stopped eating it. So, I removed the feeders and left them alone. But now I’m thinking I should have fed earlier. And more. And now I’ve covered the hives with black cardboard boxes and called it all off until spring. There’s really nothing more I can do other than prepare for warmer weather. I hope I haven’t killed them. Then again, I wonder how they would do with no human management whatsoever. And I’m almost of a mind to leave them alone and alone and alone and see how things go.
In the meantime, I am preparing the TwoHoneys business cards and the TwoHoneys labels and fancying up the TwoHoneys website. I plan to build a desire for honey such as the world has never before known.