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We’ve made some very exciting changes to the Hex Hive®!
It’s now an even better home for honeybees!
One new change:
The peaked roof is now made of copper!
Copper is antimicrobial which helps maintain a healthier hive.
It comes with the attached ventilated inner cover.
The really exciting change is also a Secret to Healthier Honeybees:
Every super is made from cedar that is smooth on the outside and rough on the inside.
For complete details, cost and how to order go to:
A friend called me the other day very upset because she thought her hive died out.
It’s been very cold here in Northern California – even during the days.
I advised her not to open the lid to take a look even though she hadn’t seen any activity for awhile. I told her not to despair, she may be surprised.
Well sure enough, she called me today. She was ecstatic to report that lots of bees were coming and going, carrying large amounts of bright orange and yellow pollen in the pollen baskets on their back legs. A good sign there’s a laying queen inside!
So if it’s the middle of winter and you don’t see any activity in your hive, don’t despair! Wait for a warm day and watch your landing boards. The bees know how to take care of themselves. And sometimes that means they stay indoors, cluster together and stay warm! We can all learn a lesson here. 🙂
This is also a good example of why it’s helpful to have at least two hives. You can compare them, especially in times like these.