Monday, June 22, 2015

Help for the Bees During the Heat

One way to help the bees keep their hives cooler is to place a 10-penny nail diagonally across the two front corners of the hive. I have done several hive checks in the past week and found that people haven't placed an entrance in their inner cover. This causes poor ventilation and doesn't allow the bees to enter and exit the hive from the top, cutting down on productivity.

1 comment:

  1. Dawn my bees are bearding at the top entrance of my hives and they are hardly using the bottom entrance. Should I open the top cover a bit?