We developed a method for making 4-point contacts to Bi nanowires with a thick oxide coat using a combination of lithographic and focused ion beam (FIB) techniques. The resistivity of Bi nanowires with diameters in the range 70-200nm is found to increase with decreasing wire diameter. In contrast to bulk Bi, the temperature dependence of the resistivity is found to decrease monotonically with increasing temperature. The results are explained on the basis of increased scattering in the nanowire and the known temperature dependence of the electronic properties of bulk Bi. A large magneto-resistance was also measured, indicating a high crystalline quality of the nanowires. A large spread in the measured values of the resistivity indicates significant systematic error in the measurement technique. Possible sources for error are discussed.