Ensure your bees will be warm and safe during the colder months.

Is your hive winter ready?

Unless you’re lucky enough to live in a warm area with year-round forage, most beekeepers pack down their hives in winter to ensure their colonies will be kept warm and have enough honey stores to last the season. If you’re just getting started, winter is a great time to look ahead and start planning!

Your overwintering set-up will be specific to the needs of your colony in your climate – it’s best to consult with local beekeepers to learn the best over-wintering practices for your region. Some of the steps you may need to take are: