BeeKeeping

Insulated bee hive

Added foam panels insulation around beehive, keeping Vivaldi board ventilation open at the top. Have been noticing very little activity at the hive, which has been a bit concerning. Nights are getting cold and the hive is in shade most of the day now ... did see about ten bees flying about the opening yesterday during a short sunny period.

Hive inspection - pulled honey, treated with Apivar

Pulled the honey - not a whole lot in the top super, five partially full frames. But it will give me a taste... :) They have a full deep super of honey for winter, so I didn't cut into their stash. Also treated for mites with two strips of Apivar in the brood chamber.

Temperature was 72 degrees, skies were overcast. Bees were very calm. Until I started shaking them off their honey frames ... all hell broke loose, haha.

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