I've had a lot on my plate lately and none of it honey. Some years can be like that. I pretty much let the bees fend for themselves this past 2010. I tried to shift responsibility of the bees to my brother, but alas we neither one of us had it in us to properly take care of the little dears.
I did keep tabs on whether the hive was buzzy -- and it had been. I knew it was okay all the way into November, but I haven't had any reports since then. Guess, I'll have to bust out the boots and take a hike to the backyard.
I plan to sign up for the Bee School again this spring to reaquaint myself with the processes of working a hive.
Here's to my little bees. I'm wishing them a better year than last.