It's hard to believe that today is the 28th of December and 2010 is coming to a quick curtain call. What an adventure this year has been with my hives. A year ago beekeeping was the farthest thing from my mind, and today we have a bee club in Effingham and I have plans to expand my bee operation to a total of 8 hives. Who would have thought it?
Well, I haven't seen the bees since the beginning of December when I swapped out one of the candy boards, and as soon as we have a little break in the weather, I'm gonna swap out the boards again for fresh candy.
So, what does a beekeeper do during the winter months? He reads about what other beekeepers have been doing, and he plans for next year with his apiary. I have 6 hives to finish (assembly and painting) and I have assembled frames being delivered (don't want to have to put together that many!).