We’re finding some good looking hives as we do our round of last-minute feeding. This hive is at the Deadman Creek yard and had some nice brood and a healthy amount of bees. Do you see the queen? We scrambled to feed the new hives at the Farm Yard, which were light when we bought them, and then decided to check on the rest of the hives as well. The bees need plenty of food for the winter because it provides the fuel that the bees need to vibrate their wings to keep the winter bee-cluster warm. The bees maintain a fairly constant 90 degrees in the hive even on those cold winter nights. We normally leave a super of honey on each hive for this purpose, but this year’s drought had other ideas.
We’re taking a break from our bee work tomorrow for our second annual Christmas Open House. We hope you can join us 2-6 tomorrow afternoon at our GBR Honey House here in Seguin (116 W. Krezdorn). We’ll have lots of refreshments, tours of the honey house, a candle making demonstration, free honey tastings, and of course a full array of beautiful bee-made goodies for that one-of-a-kind Christmas gift. So take a break from the crowded malls and stressful traffic and visit with us for awhile — we promise to put the sweetness back in your Christmas Spirit!