Sweet Death – Honey in Death RitualsBefore them, under the garden wall, Forward and back Went, drearily singing, the chore-girl small, Draping each hive with a shred of black. Trembling, I listened; the summer sun Had the chill of snow; For I knew she was telling the bees of one Gone on the journey we all must go! "Stay at home, pretty bees, fly not hence! Mistress Mary is dead and gone!" thesection from John Greenleaf Whittier's poem "Home Ballads" describes the practice
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Bees | Winter Bees | Winter Bee Food | Do you have really cold, wet winters? Then you should consider making a candy board, moisture quilt and wrapping your hive with insulation. This how-to article with detailed pictures will show you exactly how to make them so you can help your bees through winter. Bees | Winterizing a bee hive | How to bees