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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Trevor, Wisconsin
    Posts
    3

    Default Hello from Wisconsin

    I've only been beekeeping for a couple of years and have a lot to learn. The first year was great.
    But this long cold winter was not so good for my hives.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Hudson, WI USA
    Posts
    2,268

    Default Re: Hello from Wisconsin

    Welcome Bill. It has been a crappy winter, and it is going to get down to 1 degree F again tonight.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Trevor, Wisconsin
    Posts
    3

    Default Re: Hello from Wisconsin

    Thanks Adrian,
    After this winter I'm thinking of switching to solid bottom boards or sliding something over my screened bottom boards for winter.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Hudson, WI USA
    Posts
    2,268

    Default Re: Hello from Wisconsin

    Good idea, even a piece of plywood underneath will do the job.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Owen, WI, USA
    Posts
    2,560

    Default Re: Hello from Wisconsin

    Welcome to the board. And don't worry, it can't stay winter forever. Perhaps all this moisture bodes well for a good honey harvest.
    Sheri

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Kenosha,WI
    Posts
    195

    Default Re: Hello from Wisconsin

    Welcome Bill.
    Bristol, WI 7 mi N of IL 15 mi W Lake Michigan
    23 years Treatments as needed.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Knox, Pa. USA
    Posts
    1,272

    Default Re: Hello from Wisconsin

    Welcome: Although some may argue differently, it has been my experience that it is best to close off the screened bottom board for winter in the northern latitudes.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
    Posts
    7,104

    Default Re: Hello from Wisconsin

    Welcome Bill!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Battle Ground , Washington, USA
    Posts
    765

    Default Re: Hello from Wisconsin

    Welcome Bill, I have open screens all winter, they work good if you have a wind block, Seems like the bees do eat a bit more honey with it open.
    I'm not tense, Just terribly, terribly alert!

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