End of Winter Thinking

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3 Responses

  1. Larry says:

    What type of tops are you using on your new Langstroth hives? Are you doing anything special for insulation/ventilation?

    • -bW says:

      Hi Larry,

      What a coincidence! I’m setting here with pen and paper working on this subject. Don’t know where I’ll end up. But I’ve got some extra shallow supers which I’m thinking of ripping down and using under a standard migratory cover. A quilt or something similar could be used inside them during the winter.

      You have a great Warre’ website, Larry. Hey guys check it out!

      -bW

  2. Kevin says:

    Hi Dennis,
    I don’t paint my hives or dip them. You can check the photographs on my site and see how nicely weathered the wood is, especially the landing board.

    Now I do cheat by using cypress hives that should last for decades unpainted.
    I got the idea of not painting from Bush Bees http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm His link to your site is how I found you a couple of years ago.
    When I was small we always painted the hives white because it was supposed to help with the heat in northwest Florida.
    The kicker for me is that I don’t like the smell of fresh paint and I have to assume the bees don’t either. I want my bees to like the home I have provided. So no paint for me, and no glue either for the same reason.
    Regards,
    Kevin

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