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December 21, 2017

The shortest day of the year is today

Today is the shortest day of the year. This means that in Hikiä (name of the village where our bees are located) we only get day light around 5 hours today. Sunrise was this morning at 9:30am and sunset will already be at 15:07pm. Very northern part of Finland does not get sun light at all today.  We call this magical moment as polar night. These days are full of mystery, magic and excitement. Christmas is just around the corner and we are already celebrating that tomorrow we will get few minutes more day light than today. Bees are hibernating during these days and waiting summertime which is one step closer tomorrow. 

We are spending these darker days mostly around fire places, drinking tea and wearing self made wool socks. Here in Finland it is really common to enjoy tea with honey to get natural sweetener for tea. Have you already tried this combo?

Have a wonderful Polar night tonight,

Team Hikiän

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