During the winter, it becomes difficult for bees to find enough food, and the cold weather and rain prevents them from leaving their hive. 

This is why Catherine Flurin with a bucket of honey froth (a sort of honey foam containing honey and beeswax) and home made compote with apples from the garden, is opening one hive at a time to present the bees with these nutriments in the feeder (upper part of the hive).

Miel et Abeilles

Miel et Abeilles

Miel et Abeilles

The supply of food in the feeder is not Catherine Flurin's only contribution.

As a matter of fact, in order to better insulate the bees from the cold rainy weather Catherine has had canvas and tarpaulin made to measure.

How have the covers been installed ?

First you need to pick up the roof of the hive, cover the first hive with a veil (linen for example), and then protect with a second waterproof cover. Then we put the roof back on to the hive!

Miel, Abeilles et Ruche

Miel, Abeilles et Ruche

Your hives are now ready to go through a good winter, warm and well fed!

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