We finally got around to wrapping our hives for the winter. Here’s another how-to video narrated by me with a sore throat.
I thought about using corrugated plastic as a type of winter wrap, but I didn’t have time to mess with that, so I stuck with following the traditional roofing felt wrap method. We don’t plan to touch the hives again until late January or early February when we might have to feed them candy cakes and pollen patties. See Wrapping Hives for Winter and Winter Preparations – Part 1 for more info.
UPDATE (Nov. 14/11, 7:20am): I just took this photo of frost on top of the hives — proof that the insulation installed over the inner covers is working.
If the insulation wasn’t working, the frost would melt away from the heating escaping from the hives.