“Spool Bees” flying in January.


Many “expert” Facebook and Google beekeepers told me these bees would surely die in short order this winter. With 4 relatively large holes on each side of the spool, and wrapped in a few inches of metal wire, I wouldn’t have been surprised if they did. I decided that there was only one way to find out; I added mouse guards and let ’em go. They’ve made it through some punishing cold and wind so far, while several of my Langstroths did not. I think they can hang on for a few more weeks.

Author: brucelovesbees

I keep honey bees in Reading, Bernville, and Fleetwood, PA without treatments. I love to garden and observe Wasps, Bumble bees, and ants. I also raise mealworms for my Eastern Spotted turtle and myself.

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