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Beekeeping Bees DIY Hive Maintainance

Preparing the Hives for Winter

Hives with mouse guards perched on top ready to be inserted.

Winter preparations have begun. This week I took the honey supers (honey collectors) off of the last hive. Three weeks ago these two supers were half-full of uncapped honey. As I removed the supers, they were barren of honey. The bees must have moved it or consumed it during the last few colder days. Click here for parts of the hive.