We have had a lot of snow this winter so checking the hives has become a real trek! I’ve been going out once a week to remove snow and clear out the bottom entrance for them. It’s always sad to see dead bees outside the hive but that’s part of it. We have been adding fondant to the top of the hive and it’s good to see a lot of activity inside. Another cool thing is pressing your ear to the outside of the hive and hearing the buzz of activity. Can’t wait for Spring!