Our three new colonies received a not-so-warm Minnesota welcome with cold temperatures persisting and snow in the forecast. We did what we could to warm the hives and keep the bees dry during the rainy afternoon hiving process. Now it's up to these amazing little insects (approximately 7,000 per hive) to shiver and feed on the syrup, honey, and pollen that we've provided them. By doing this they should create their own heat and keep the queen safe from harm. Six inches of snow expected tomorrow, then a big warm-up with temperatures in the sixties by the end of the week. Keep posted!