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Winter Hive Check – They Are Still Alive!

Tuesday was warm for December (46 °F/ 8 °C), so I walked to the hives to see if any bees were flying.  We went into winter with three colonies of bees: Alpha (our strongest colony with ~60,000 bees in two brood boxes), Bravo (~30,000 bees in two brood boxes), and Echo (~20,000 bees in one brood box).  Bees were flying in and out of Echo and Bravo, but Alpha showed no signs of life.  You can check out my last post to see how we got our bees ready for winter.

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