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