The first thing I am trying is adding wood shavings to the ventilation board on top of the hive.
|Vent board. Notice the propolis on the edges and center of the screen|
|Wood shavings added|
|I put velcro on the wraps to attach them|
|All tucked in for Winter|
I have also gone out to the hive about once a week and used my J-Hook style hive tool to scoop out the dead bees from the bottom of the hive.
|Bring out yer dead! (And look out for the 1 attack bee)|
So far, December has been mild. Cold, but not horrible. The end of this week is suppose to reach 40 degrees F. I'll take it! All I can really hope for is that this Winter isn't as bad as last Winter. Waiting is the hardest part =)
Until next time, thanks for reading!