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I was supposed to go and do some Christmas shopping today, but instead I walked over the fields to check one of my apairy sites: good thing that I didn’t attempt to drive because walking back along the road from the site there were cars abandoned in the snow, so travelling in the Jimny would have been a slalem run! I actually enjoyed my walk in the snow across the fields, some fantastic picture card scenes.
All was well at the apairy and seemed serene with the hives decorated in white “toppings”. On a couple of hives the entrances were snowed over; snow had gathered on the landing boards and built up covering the mouseguards, so I was able to clear them. Hopefully this weather will deal with those wasps!