23 October 2006

All set for winter

Checked the hive yesterday - cold and wet. Four bees were sitting quietly at the hive entrance keeping guard, otherwise no activity.

Later this week I will replace the hive entrance bars with a mouseguard (apparently mice will get in during winter and eat bees, honey and wax) and then wrap the hive in chicken wire to keep the woodpeckers away (am I being gullible here?).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No Toby you're not being gullible, we had woodpecker damage earlier this year in our Holne Chase apiary.
Phil at Wimbledon Bees