We had a cold front coming through on the 13th that predicted 50 mile an hour gusts (and the predictions were true). So it was time to get the bees all tucked in for the winter. Last year we sent hives to sunny CA but this year we decided to winter them at home.
DH and #1 son got together. They first went to #1 sons home and tucked his hives in (I didn't go so didn't get pictures of that) then back to our house to tuck in our bees.
Checking to make sure they have enough honey to get through the winter. I'm not the bee person but I believe it was 8 full trays.
We were able to 'rob' some from the super.
Too much moisture in the hive will wipe it out.
All wrapped up like a present in tar paper. :-)
snug as a bug in a rug
We still have to get the restrictors on at the front. Mice can get in and destroy a hive. So that is still on the 'to do' list. DH has been very busy and hasn't a chance yet but will.