With temperatures dropping slowly and snow in the air, keep hefting the hives. If they feel light then top up with or add fondant as required.

Try not to disturb the hive too much by opening up unnecessarily as the bees will have to work doubly hard to replace the heat lost.

Now is good time clean frames and other kit and make shopping lists for BeeTradex to replace or just treat yourself to that new piece of equipment.

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