It's easy to think of cold, icy, snowy wintery weather as being unpleasant. To a garden, it is a much appreciated blanket of insulation.
Much like an applied mulch, snow insulates plants, and bee hives, from bitter, fluctuating temperatures. When temperatures vary, it causes bees to break from their cluster and consume more honey. It also causes plants to heave out of the ground.
As snow melts, the additional moisture keeps plant roots hydrated and alive until spring, when they seem to turn green overnight.
My bees, and new raised bed vegetable garden, are nicely tucked in.
Is your garden covered in snow?