Both beehives burst into activity once our mini ice age ended this morning. Promptly, the bees began dragging the dead from the hive and pushing them off the landing platform. The bee keeper, in contrast, was not so well prepared and missed the opportunity to open the hives to check for honey and pollen stores. She did make a video.
The bees and their amateur keeper will now try to manage our way through the most treacherous part of the year: from one warm winter day until spring. Anyone hoping for Kennel House honey must wish us well.