I have been told that the best lessons learned are the hard ones.I learned first hand about mice. I had a hive that was weaker and struggling going into winter.I did not put any kind of mice guard on the hives. When I did my fisrt inspection last week the weak hive was dead and had some unwelcome guest in it. They did not get out of that hive. I could not believe the damage though. They completly eat up six out of ten frames. I would like to know any ideas that would work to keep out the mice that is cheap but effective.
I also had a stronger hive that a mice tried to get into but I found it dead under the hive top.