Winterizing and Insulating Your Hive

Winterizing and Insulating Your Hive

by Corwin Bell October 06, 2017

Winterizing Your Top Bar Hive for the Colder Months
Here in Colorado we experience very cold winters. Most of the content in this article is directed toward those who live in cold winter climates. Insulating the beehive, and keeping a full hive of honey is important in areas where you will experience below-freezing temperatures for many days at a time. Obviously, if you live in a very warm climate like Florida it will not be necessary to winterize your hive. Understand that you may need to adjust this information for your specific climate and area.

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Overwintering Bees with our new Beehive Cozy Cover

Overwintering Bees with our new Beehive Cozy Cover

by Corwin Bell September 26, 2017

Insulating Your Bee Hive for Winter
Bees have lived in well-insulated natural cavities for thousands of years.

We have created an insulating solution that is as close as possible to what the bees experience in nature when living inside a hollow of a tree.

If you only read one thing this fall about overwintering your bees, this article should be it.

Bees can handle very cold temperatures, even as cold as the Arctic Circle. What bees have not yet adapted to is sudden drops in temperature. We have to provide thermal insulation that internally slows the temperature drop in the hive.
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