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We where in Mexico is January and had the chance to talk with a local beekeeper.
I asked how is bees where doing. He told me it was too cold for his bees.
This is a picture of our bees in Minnesota in January.
Right before I dug in to open up the bottom vent.
 

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I found that cold isn't what kills out colonies, but the wind does thats a clever setup when I was in upstate NY always placed the bees to have the tree screen behind them to break up the north winds :goodpost:
 

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I also placed a 4 inch thick piece of styrofoam on top of the cover.

Too chicken to open up the hive and look inside. I guess I'll know in about a month if they survived.
 

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"I found that cold isn't what kills out colonies"
Yep, I learned a lot from that open air colony that I posted pictures of. They had survived several mornings of 20's and a lot of 30's, rain and sleet.
 

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I have a hive in a chimney to get out this spring, just wondering how or if they made it through the winter. I was wondering if some heat out of the house might have kept them alive.

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