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Winterized the last beehive yesterday.

 
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This worked last winter, which was mild:

 
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interesting strategies. have you considered using the cedar pillows during the summer, too? direct midday sun can be pretty intense, and a little insulation up top might make things easier on the bees.
 
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tel jetson wrote:interesting strategies. have you considered using the cedar pillows during the summer, too? direct midday sun can be pretty intense, and a little insulation up top might make things easier on the bees.


I think you make a good point, but I would rather allow the air to freely circulate. Maybe an insulated top cover would be better...

I have some trees that shades a portion of the day, so that might be why I am ok.
 
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