Buddy’s yard, wrapped just in time, as an early snowfall covered it all soon afterward in a frosty white blanket.   Click (+) in upper right corner of images to enlarge.      All Photos: Adam Foster Collins
       
     
 Mike’s jeep. You love to see this when you’ve still got wrapping to do.
       
     
 We’ve still got to wrap these… >Sigh<
       
     
 At Berthiaum 1, the mating nucs have been consolidated to form stacks of three deeps, with each deep holding 16, half-sized mating nuc frames. These colonies are wintered here along with some production colonies. The snow means we have to start work here with a snow shovel.
       
     
 After wrapping in tarpaper and tied with twine.
       
     
 Camisa Yard in the early snow of November 2018, just before we wrapped.
       
     
 The Shop (honey house) and Storage Barn under a fresh snow in November of 2018.
       
     
 Georgia nuc yard, just wrapped 2018.
       
     
 Mike wrapping Comstock Yard in the snow.
       
     
 Decker yard, wintering many nucs. Pictured here are wrapped pairs of 4x4x4 brood factories.
       
     
 Decker yard row of wrapped nuc pairs with Mike in the background.
       
     
 Berthiaum 2 Yard
       
     
 Berthiaum 2
       
     
 Berthiaum 2 with production hives as well as mating nucs. Mike’s checking the fence charger. Some people remove their fence chargers in the fall, but Mike keeps his on all year. He doesn’t trust that bears will stay down if a winter warm spell wakes them up.
       
     
 Wilson the watchful.
       
     
 Buddy’s yard, wrapped just in time, as an early snowfall covered it all soon afterward in a frosty white blanket.   Click (+) in upper right corner of images to enlarge.      All Photos: Adam Foster Collins
       
     

Buddy’s yard, wrapped just in time, as an early snowfall covered it all soon afterward in a frosty white blanket.

Click (+) in upper right corner of images to enlarge.

All Photos: Adam Foster Collins

 Mike’s jeep. You love to see this when you’ve still got wrapping to do.
       
     

Mike’s jeep. You love to see this when you’ve still got wrapping to do.

 We’ve still got to wrap these… >Sigh<
       
     

We’ve still got to wrap these… >Sigh<

 At Berthiaum 1, the mating nucs have been consolidated to form stacks of three deeps, with each deep holding 16, half-sized mating nuc frames. These colonies are wintered here along with some production colonies. The snow means we have to start work here with a snow shovel.
       
     

At Berthiaum 1, the mating nucs have been consolidated to form stacks of three deeps, with each deep holding 16, half-sized mating nuc frames. These colonies are wintered here along with some production colonies. The snow means we have to start work here with a snow shovel.

 After wrapping in tarpaper and tied with twine.
       
     

After wrapping in tarpaper and tied with twine.

 Camisa Yard in the early snow of November 2018, just before we wrapped.
       
     

Camisa Yard in the early snow of November 2018, just before we wrapped.

 The Shop (honey house) and Storage Barn under a fresh snow in November of 2018.
       
     

The Shop (honey house) and Storage Barn under a fresh snow in November of 2018.

 Georgia nuc yard, just wrapped 2018.
       
     

Georgia nuc yard, just wrapped 2018.

 Mike wrapping Comstock Yard in the snow.
       
     

Mike wrapping Comstock Yard in the snow.

 Decker yard, wintering many nucs. Pictured here are wrapped pairs of 4x4x4 brood factories.
       
     

Decker yard, wintering many nucs. Pictured here are wrapped pairs of 4x4x4 brood factories.

 Decker yard row of wrapped nuc pairs with Mike in the background.
       
     

Decker yard row of wrapped nuc pairs with Mike in the background.

 Berthiaum 2 Yard
       
     

Berthiaum 2 Yard

 Berthiaum 2
       
     

Berthiaum 2

 Berthiaum 2 with production hives as well as mating nucs. Mike’s checking the fence charger. Some people remove their fence chargers in the fall, but Mike keeps his on all year. He doesn’t trust that bears will stay down if a winter warm spell wakes them up.
       
     

Berthiaum 2 with production hives as well as mating nucs. Mike’s checking the fence charger. Some people remove their fence chargers in the fall, but Mike keeps his on all year. He doesn’t trust that bears will stay down if a winter warm spell wakes them up.

 Wilson the watchful.
       
     

Wilson the watchful.