Re: symbols and colors to differentiate hives
Now I don't know if it helps the bees but I have a "purple" hive and a "yellow" hive. The landing boards are colored as noted.
It does help my wife and I talk about the hives and what we have done and need to do; i.e "The Yellow hive needs syrup in the feeder."
I use the color code to do an "after action report" in my notes section for record keeping. I have an Excel spreadsheet form the I made with useful info, observations, my plans for and a projected date of the next inspection.
I will continue to do this with the bottom boards because it helps me, and possibly the bees as well.
4 seasons 19 Hives-Camp Branch Bee Ranch. Est 2009
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