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  1. #1
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    Apr 2011
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    Groton, CT, USA
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    Default What's happening in Connecticut ?

    Bees were starting a few flights here in SE CT until this COLD snap 11 now 10 colonies, tree fell . Some looked strong around the first. a couple doubtfull

    John

  2. #2
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    Plantsville, Ct.
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    Default Re: What's happening in Connecticut ?

    Can't wait for this cold to be over. My first winter, only 1 hive. They were really strong going into winter, hope they make it?!!
    What is your strategy for wintering? Besides watching out for falling trees!!! 😱

  3. #3
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    Default Re: What's happening in Connecticut ?

    jonny,
    started winter with a candy board as inner cover, 1 inch of styrofoam and then the top. (most migratory and a few telescoping ) will probably look at them next week weather permiting.

    John

  4. #4
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    Default Re: What's happening in Connecticut ?

    I also have the 1" styrofoam wedged in an 1 1/2" spacer which sits on top of the inner cover, then a telescoping cover. I "planned" to put something in the space created there to absorb the condensation. I also put pennies as spacers in between the inner cover and the hive body for ventilation. Then wrapped hive in tar paper. Kind of a medley of things I had read from other beekeepers.
    I am most concerned about the condensation. I hope I can look in soon.

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