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Jan. 28, 2011

Snow Bees

by Carl Flatow

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After this last snow storm I had to go out and check our hives. Here’s what they looked like.

Snow Covers Honey Bee Hives

Sadly, some bees come out, become immobilized by the cold and drop into the snow to die. With yesterday’s temperature in the mid-thirties, the few bees I saw flying had not read the manual that says that bees can’t fly in temperatures below 45 or 50 degrees F.

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