It seems as though we have skipped over Autumn and gone right to Winter!
Temperatures never left the 40's yesterday,
and nighttime lows are in the 30's.
We had a peaceful weekend at home with our animals.
Chores, cooking and knitting were punctuated by occasional showers of sleet.
Where's my beloved Autumn?
I thought I would take you along as I did Sunday afternoon chores....
It's pretty much the same routine every day...
and one of which I never tire.
When I finished afternoon chores,
I stopped at the beehives to fill the feeder with sugar water.
I feed our bees until the weather turns colder.
This helps to extend their honey supply...saving it for use during the coldest winter months.
I did not harvest what I could have this past summer.
If you look at the hive, you might notice that there are 4 boxes on it.
The top box would ordinarily have been harvested for honey.
Leaving this top box on for the bees' winter consumption just may help the bees
make it through another frigid winter.
We still have a little extra honey on our larder shelves from last year...
so, this year the bees get extra.
Hopefully this hive makes it through the winter...
as it is our last living hive.
I will be ordering bees this winter for Spring delivery.
Then all of our hives will be full once more.