My itallian bees arrived on Saturday so I was busy making sure everything was ready for them.
Location location location. Bees like peppered sun, south facing areas for their hives. I spent an unpleasant amount of time shoveling the woods behind the cabin to clean out of place suitable for bees. I used an old pallet and some scrap wood as a hive stand. It’s important to keep your hives off the ground so that the bottom gets adequate ventilation. Also, it will be easier to work on the hive when it’s up off the ground.
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