Reusing Old Beehives from Winter Die-Out

Look at how this guy just goes around in a short sleeved shirt and bare hands. They don't seem to want to sting him, either.

We had a few beehives freeze to death, and I was wondering if I could just reuse them as is. The new bees are coming this week from California. It looks like, yes! No need to completely clean out the honeycomb.


  1. Fascinating! That saves a lot of time and effort. Good luck; I'll keep my fingers crossed. Those California bees, they don't pay no nevermind to no mold! :)

  2. Let's hope they don't pay no nevermind to no cold, neither! :)