Our weather plays a critical role in the lives of our honey bees. As beekeepers we must stay aware of what is going on around us. Lack of nectar due to warm weather during cold months can lead to starvation. Too few bees in a colony during cold months can wipe out a colony due to a inability to keep the cluster and brood warm. If we have too little rain, the nectar flow will not be good enough for the bees to harvest enough to get them through winter. There are multiple senarios that can arise due to our weather patterns. Bees can have good years and they can have bad years. As beekeepers we manage colonies and experience the good and bad along side of them and do what we can to ensure their survival.