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