Bee Cosy colonies survive the winter

Bee Cosies were placed on 3 of our 4 hives in early November. Little did we know that we would suffer the worst winter in North Yorkshire for 30 years with snow drifts over 10 ft.

It was great to open up the hives yesterday and find all 4 had survived such a harsh winter! I had fed them all fondant in late February when I could open up the hives in a brief warm spell. 

Bee Cosies in the Snow