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Beekeeping show me your bees

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Jtcmedic, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Nov 22, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    Jtcmedic

    Jtcmedic [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Dec 1, 2019 at 6:33 PM
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    Did this a couple weeks ago, finally got around to posting it up now. Built an insulated lid for the hive. Then used wind barrier stuff meant to go under house siding to wrap them up. Note I left a little vent at the top still, proper ventilation is key. Got the idea from 'Scott Hendriks' vids on YouTube. Seemed like a quality idea so I'm giving it a try
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    Should have posted in photography thread
     
  4. Dec 3, 2019 at 1:53 AM
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    Scott is a solid keeper. I watch the hell out of his videos but being in Florida we have like 3-4 days of cold .
     
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  5. Dec 3, 2019 at 4:21 AM
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    Sweet, thanks for the heads up.
     
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  7. Dec 3, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    Same, nearly seen them all. He does a fair amount of unconventional things, but its nice to see some fresh ideas to contrast most people that have been keeping bees with the exact same methods the past 200 yrs or so. Took his idea for winterizing because it keeps the bees cold but still shields them well. That helps a lot for me since i'm in a tough spot as far as winter temps. January is the only month i can really count on day temps to stay under 20 degrees and keep the bees in a cluster for sure. Otherwise, last week of Nov. to last week of March the day temps float around 20-40 degrees. I'm thinking if i have too much insulation on the hive that would make for a lot of days where they might get warm and break the cluster, consume more honey than necessary, and possibly try to fly when it will probably still be too cold and windy for them to make it. This way might work might not we'll see
     
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