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  1. Bee Forum
    6a cloudy snow on the ground and 40. Experimented with spritzing water droplets on the landing board or around top entrance. They went ape. The nozzle was quite close and they would dive on the droplet immediately. Kept it up for 20 minutes with no sign of slowing down. Tom Seeley said the...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I'm in Michigan and this week has been in the single digits. FREEZING!! I went and looked in my top bar hive window and the window has frost/ice on the inside. Should I be worried. The hive is clustered towards the mid right and the ice is more towards the right of the window. I was worried they...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Having just come out of Winter here, I have checked a few hives over the last couple of weeks. Previous years I have had issues with condensation, mould and mildew when I only used the one entrance. Last year I tried top entrances on a couple of hives over winter and saw better results, but...
  4. Bee Forum
    Just thought I would share what I observed yesterday. Im a first year beekeeper up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and its been a hoot. Bees are so interesting and fun. For the winter I placed 4 double deep hives together on a pallet, wrapped with r12 fiberglass insulation made into a plastic...
  5. Bee Forum
    This is my first winter with the bees - I live in eastern Ontario and have hopefully taken care of the condensation issue by keeping at least two small holes open (one top and one bottom). One of the hives was weak as it was a late swarm, we fed it until they no longer would feed on the liquid...
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