It is so bitterly cold outside that the bees are hard at work keeping the inside of the hives at 70 degrees. You can hear the humming of the bees loud and clear when you walk by the hives as they are beating their wings furiously to stay warm.
As spring approaches, they will work even harder to bring the temperature to near 90 degrees to start laying and hatching brood. It's going to be a rough couple of months to come, but as of right now, both hives are alive and seemingly well.
Send lots of Happy Bee thoughts our way....and to all the honeybees out there!