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Our first year as urban beekeepers ended on a sad note: we lost the entire colony. On a recent, warm spring day we opened the silent hive in search of answers. Our investigation was inconclusive, but we ruled out starvation.
It’s been a long, bitter Chicago winter. The recent Snowmaggedon, our third biggest snowstorm on record, was cruelly followed by sub-zero temperatures. Will our bees survive, we worried? I was considering poking myself in the eye with my snow shovel … Continue reading