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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
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    farmington, maine
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    Question Winter wrapping.

    Here in Western Maine, is it too early to wrap my hives for the up coming winter? Would also be installing my candy boards at the same time.

    rick

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    SNOW SHOE PA USA
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    Default Re: Winter wrapping.

    well mine are all wraped up for winter. I wait till later to ad any back up feeding all mine are heavy right now .
    Say hello to the bad guy!
    year five==== 32 hives==== T{OAV}

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Washington County, Maine
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    Default Re: Winter wrapping.

    Wrap away. No need to start Candy Boards yets unless the hives are extremely light. Check with the Western Maine Beekeepers for more local info. You can find contact information for them at www.mainebeekeepers.org
    Master Beekeeper (EAS) and Master Gardener (U Maine CE) www.beeberrywoods.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
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    Clifford Township, PA
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    Default Re: Winter wrapping.

    I wait until late November when all my other chores are done; usually around Thanksgiving. It's not too early, just no need to do it now.

    Last year no hives were wrapped. My Loses then were a few hives in open, windswept locations.

    Wayne

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Great Falls Montana
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    Default Re: Winter wrapping.

    I was busy with company and life and didn't get wrapped. I was not worried because it was still early. I look out the window at six inches of snow and highs below freezing the rest of the week. I wish I had mine wrapped 'TOO' early.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    farmington, maine
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    Default Re: Winter wrapping.

    With deer hunting upon us here in Maine and my trip to NY and Pa for more deer hunting, I think I will go ahead and wrap the hives up and install the wind breaks later in the week. Weather here continues to be mild, but snow could fall at any time.
    thanks for all the responses.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Heron Lake, Minnesota, USA
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    Default Re: Winter wrapping.

    I'm not from Maine but I did wrap my hives tonight. I understand you cannot wrap too early and does not hurt anything if you have proper ventilation. Upper midwest-Canada I'm talking about. Maine about the same.

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