June 8th, 2021:
11:00am. It’s already 24°C in the shade and rising fast, supposedly peaking at 28°C this afternoon, feeling like 33°C (or 91°F).
That’s about as hot as it ever gets for my bees, especially in Flatrock which is usually colder than most Newfoundland beeyards I’ve seen. So…
I’ve slid the inner covers open a tad for my hives that are cooking in the full sun (with a piece of wood hanging off the top cover to give it some shade), and I’ve left out a tub of wet wood chips for them to get some extra water if they need it. I don’t do this often. Update: they didn’t touch the water.
June 10th, 2021:
Two days ago it was 30°C / 86°F at the peak of the day. This is my little beeyard 5 minutes ago.
Yup. Snow. The month of June in Newfoundland is often referred to as Junuary.