Saturday, January 16, 2010


Today we took the four-wheeler to the beehive(see post made in October). It was pretty nice out at 42, give or take a few degrees. We didn't see any bees, as you would expect in January. We found out a while ago we could climb the tree and look into the hive so I took the camera and tried to get some pictures. I had some success, but it is hard to take pictures through a small hole.

Well, here is the best picture I got. You can kind of see the combs that run across the tree.

This picture is to show why I had such a hard time taking pictures of the combs:

Here is a picture of Danny by the hole where you can look in at the combs. The tree isn't very easy to climb.

The draw where the beehive is located is rather pretty and has quite a few trees, as you can see in the following pictures. Don't be fooled into thinking there are a lot of trees in Eastern Montana though.

Danny, Sam, and DJ

DJ, Sam, and Danny



  1. We have hornet and wasp hives all over our property but I haven't seen any wild honey bee hives before. Do the bees stay in their tree all winter or do they fly south to keep warm?


  2. Wild bees don't go south in the winter and they also don't hibernate in the winter either. They stay in the hive and eat the honey to keep warm. We're not sure if they're alive but I guess we'll know when spring comes. I'm glad we don't have wasps! I don't know what's with me and wasps but I have wasp phobia.