Such a lovely, sunny day on February 23, 2021. We had all been confined for over two weeks of cold and snowy weather. Today all of us got out, me and my gals. I had seen evidence they had been out, even in the cold weather, but today I went out in the sunny afternoon and took this video. The snow is literally yellow all around the hive. They are buzzing like it is mid-summer! What a hive!
You may wonder why I like to see dead bees in the snow. Well, it means the hive is actually alive. These bees came out for a cleansing flight and didn't make it back in. BUT, on February 3, 2021, we had an especially nice, sunny, day with temps almost to 40 degrees with no wind. I didn't look at the hive that afternoon, but the next morning I noticed dead bees in the snow far from my hive. Curious, I went closer and as I approached I started to see bee droppings in the snow