Re: prepping for the big chill
Originally Posted by Barry
That photo if the thickly insulated hive is just an experiment. Someone posted something about some insulating bag they were buying and I remembered I had that scrap piece from when we built out barn.
For winterization in my area, I just push my hives together with foam in between. More for a wind break on two sides than anything.
You have to remember, I am still somewhat new. Every year I figure out what I can and can't get away with. Trust me, I'd rather not do all the work. But would rather be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting my investment.
Very few folks around here over winter there hives successfully. Most likely due to purchased contaminated comb, mites and antibiotic dependent stock not genetically suitable for our long wet winters tho...Nothing to do with exposure.
Carniolan Hybrids. Glenn, Latshaw & Wild lines.