Preparing for winter

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A few updates on Green Man’s Grotto:

The bees. Wow, I’ve been a bad beekeeper. Earlier in the year, a friend asked me to help him with two hives on his property. Unfortunately, because they’re on his property several miles from me, they’ve suffered from “out of sight, out of mind.” I’m way behind on learning about beekeeping, but I plan to remedy that this winter. Honestly, it’s this lack of knowledge that bothers me the most because I don’t know if I’ve harmed their chances of making it through the winter.

In any case, winterizing the hives has involved the following:

If they make it through the winter, I will do better next year. Fingers crossed.

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