The Beekeeper’s Companion Since 1861
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- January 1, 2024 -


Morning sun casts a soft lamplight on nature’s nighttime masterpiece. The photographer in her pajamas may shudder from the cold, but the snow provides an insulating blanket to these hives.

Some beekeepers rush out to brush snow from landing boards, but warmth from the clusters inside will likely have entrances clear by noon.

Cheryl Burkhead of Berryton, Kansas, took this photo at 7:45 a.m., three days after Thanksgiving.