I keep bees on the east coast in Nova Scotia. I'm 15 for 18 but buildup is slow here. I have heard of some large losses but it is a little early to tell, no numbers have come out yet.
I heard things are bad again out west?
I lived in Edmonton, Alberta for 6 years in the early 80's.
-40C (or -40F, take your pick cause at that temp there're the same) was usually at least a two week occurence.
Cold, cold, cold, add bitter winds and seemingly forever.
I went out one morning to start my truck and it wouldn't (not an unusual thing at that time of year). When I popped the hood to my truck I realized why it didn't even go "click,click". The battery had frozen solid and split in two! :shock:
A lot of keeps there overwinter indoors now.