It's been some time since we checked on the bees and with all the wild windy weather we've been having lately, a trip to the bee yard was long overdue. Since yesterday was beautifully sunny and not too cold, hubby Jamie and I decided it was a good time to go. We showed up in almost matching mitts; his are from the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and mine are last year's version.
Because of all the snow in the field, we needed to snowshoe in to reach the hives. If you are a longtime reader of this blog, you will recall that my ever-resourceful and inventive husband fashioned snowshoes for us last winter from a piece of plywood. He splurged and bought actual snowshoe bindings for mine; his are fashioned from baler twine and shoelaces. (If you knew him, you'd understand... *-)