September 15, 2016

Winterize your hive

Bzzzz, not brrrrrr! Although you may still be enjoying some final rays of late summer sunshine (if you're lucky),  now is the time to get your hive ready for winter.

Proactivity is of the utmost importance when preparing your hive for winter. When the weather drops below 55º(f) you should, under no circumstance, open your hive. Doing so breaks your bees' propolis seal which they built up for insulation. This means you should be prepping your hive now, so that when the temperature drops, your hive is ready to weather the elements. 

We've got the tools of the trade to get your hive set up and ready to go from the inside out. 

Overwintering tools

1. Langstroth Peaked Roof   2. Langstroth Insulation Box   3. Tung Oil   4. Entrance Reducer   5. Universal Hive Stand   6. Double Jar Feeder

Do you have more questions about overwintering? Check out our Vimeo or Youtube channel for our information-packed overwintering video series. 


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