The garden looks beautiful with a rare white covering but the bees won’t see it. No excursions for them in these sub zero temperatures. They’ll be huddled together keeping it a tropical 33c in the hive. The layer of snow on the roof may help to insulate their home. Hope their bladders last out until warmer weather arrives. They’ll probably need a feed soon to get them through the remainder of the winter. All that beating of wings in the hive to create caribbean conditions in a corner of my cold London garden takes it out of them. We have two blocks of candy – concentrated sugar solution – to feed them in an emergency.