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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The last Winterising bits

The Frost Giants have invaded these Nordic lands once again and the minus had hit the fan. It was time to put the bees under the duvet :) so to keep them safe from the cold draft.

- Top Bar Hive No1
wrapping the brood nest area where the honey is now stored for the winter.
top bars back in place to close the hive body
I have placed aluminium rock wool into the black bag on top
I stuffed the windows with raw wool. Note the blue cover being placed behind the follower board
This is my first Top Bar Hive which I've built and housed my first bee colony in. It has a very special place in my heart :)
I screwed a few 25mm tick (old grey) planks on both hives from the North side only, which makes a 50mm tick wall.

- Top Bar Hive No2
same here ... placing the cover on top of the honey comb chamber and then wrapping the follower board to close any cracks.
aluminium rock wool on top
securing the roof so not to be blown off. Top entrance will ensure the snow not clogging the entarance for the bees,
Good bye my dear ladies. May you have an easy winter. Hold on tight to those honey combs. This is the last time we will meet since these hives now belong to the Kretsloppshuset school of Self-sufficient householding in Varmland (Sweden).
Much love to you and may you bee happy at heart

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