Monday, July 9, 2012

Too Hot for Bees

It was another hot day Saturday. The bees in the Warre hive were making the beard and congregating outside the hive, in an effort to keep the inside cool. Warre hives are better than standard Langstroth at keeping the colony warm, which often leads to overheating in the summer, which the bees deal with by "bearding". In the picture below, we can't really see the beard hidden by the grass, below the landing board. There was a nice pack of bees underneath that landing board.

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