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How to tell if a hive is alive in winter

We are having some very late snow for this area. How can you tell, by looking at the outside, if these hives’ bees are alive or not? (Answer below) Advertisements

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Hive insulation in winter

I thought these pictures showed the insulation of an occupied TBH quite well. Taken this morning. Googling around, most pictures of hives in snow are similar, showing no melt above the cluster, which is about two-thirds of the way towards … Continue reading

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