Sarah – It finally got above -10 C the other day. Because of the pleasant weather I decided to check on the bees. As I opened the hive the smells flooded out and brought me back to the thrill of honey season. The scent of wax, honey, propolis, and the hive’s own unique pheromones came out to serenade me. Providing a snack of syrup on the milder days will give the old girls a better chance of surviving the winter.