Need Bees Removed?
Beekeeping Forums
December 19, 2014, 04:30:59 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beemaster's official FACEBOOK page
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Wrapping hives  (Read 344 times)
New Bee
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 28

Location: evansville, indiana

« on: March 17, 2014, 08:49:56 PM »

Background: I'm a new beekeeper with almost a full years experience having bees.

Has anyone thought about or tried wrapping their hives with landscape fabric.  The thought I had is that the fabric being black would help heat the hive but would let it "breathe".  This was just an idea I had.  Any opinions from the more experienced beekeepers?

Michael Bush
Universal Bee
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 13967

Location: Nehawka, NE

« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 06:57:15 AM »

I have heard of it.  I have not tried it.

Michael Bush
My website:
My book:
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen
Super Bee
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 2281

Location: Ludington, Michigan

« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 09:49:13 AM »

why not just paint the boxes dark colors
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.206 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page December 10, 2014, 05:39:52 PM