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I've been keeping this blog for all of my beekeeping years and I am beginning my 19th year of beekeeping in April 2024. Now there are more than 1300 posts on this blog. Please use the search bar below to search the blog for other posts on a subject in which you are interested. You can also click on the "label" at the end of a post and all posts with that label will show up. At the very bottom of this page is a list of all the labels I've used.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

It's Raining on my new Beehives

It's raining in Atlanta tonight and Proteus still doesn't have a telescoping lid or an inner cover (both arriving on Monday). So I have a bottom board on the top of the hive to protect it from the elements. And in looking at the bottom board (now on top) I was worried that rain may leak in on the brood through a crack between boards....so I took the top from the two nucs and made a makeshift cover for Proteus.

I also replaced the 1:1 sugar syrup on each hive box. Proteus is draining its jar so I gave that hive a quart jar and the other two a pint. I hope the weak Bermuda makes it. The number of bees foraging from Mellona and Proteus was more than double the number leaving occasionally from Bermuda.
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