Re: Shb ?
I'm in middle GA, so our winters aren't so bad. A few days of 20s is about as low as it gets. I had a 35 year beekeeper here tell me that he leaves SBBs on all year...so I decided to do that on about 3 last winter. On one particularly chilly and windy night, I had a good amount of bees killed. The hive survived, but I learned what not to do.
Originally Posted by tommysnare
So, my plan for this winter is to cut some 3/4" luann the size of the SBB and stick it inside of the hive. Such that it will rest on top of the SBB. This (in theory) will block the wind and keep some heat in on those chilly nights. It still leaves the bees 1/2" of doorway...and it sounds pretty simple. I guess a lot of things that have not been tried sound pretty simple though...we shall see.
Try it. What could happen?