Hives & DIY
Share info about hives (e.g. types, instructions, plans, etc), and DIY (any kind of do-it-yourself / bee hacks).
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If you have several colonies of bees in your yard, feeding a weaker hive during a dearth can set off robbing – which can totally wipe out weaker hives. One solution is to use an “open feeder”. This is a super easy DIY project and all you need is a plastic pail with a snap on lid and a drill.
If you could choose just one entrance that would be best suited for your bees, which would you choose? A top entrance or a bottom entrance? If you said a bottom entrance, you may be surprised by the many benefits of using a top entrance either exclusively or in addition to a bottom entrance.