2013-2014 was a rough winter on our honeybees. December was decent but January through March was brutal on the girls. Despite our best efforts to prep the hives for winter and leave them to over winter with 50 to 80 lbs of honey, my beekeeping friends (Ron, Glen and Paul) and I lost 50 to 100 percent of our hives. What surprised me most was my strongest and healthiest hives died. I always try to figure out what happened by doing a through...
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