Temperatures have risen to the mid-fifties Fahrenheit and, lo, the bees of Annabelle are making cleansing flights! We have been quietly fretting since the mad weekend of building a wall in a panic against the sudden onslaught of freezing winds when our infrared thermometer failed to locate the cluster. The day, although warm, is still much too grey and rainy for us to open her up to take a census and check the larder. There is still the hunger moon of February to survive but bees at the end of January is a very happy-making milestone for us.
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