Thursday, December 30, 2010

Materials for winterizing my hives.

Winterizing my beehives.

There are many ways to do this, this is just one perspective.

Far left: Homosote. It is basically papier mache. I put this on the top of the inner cover to absorb some of the moisture in the hive. Moisture can kill bees.

Second from left: is insulation. A layer I put on top of the homosote to just help the hive stay warm-ish.

Black roll: is tar paper. I wrap my hives in this tar paper to help the hive absorb heat during the day.

Far right: I can't remember why I put this in this is a deep body.

Hope this helps. Would love to hear what you do. A few more thoughts

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