Wrapping up the Bees for Winter
With the Borth Weather Station recording 40 knots and things looking decidedly autumnal out there I thought it was time to make sure the bees were ready for winter.
I’d like to feed them a little bit more really but my first concern was to make sure the hives hadn’t blown over and to strap them down as much as I could. The hives here all have bricks on top of them to help prevent them from being blown over anyway and fortunately other than one super having shifted a little they had been unaffected by the wind. I’ve now put mouseguards on a few of the hives and have put straps around the taller hives too. It does mean I’ll have to take the straps off in order to feed them but that’s not too much trouble. I just hope the bees are OK in there as they always seem quite vulnerable when the weather is like this. They took no notice of me fiddling around on the outside of their hives though.