149 Trident Point Rd, Tappahannock, Virginia 22560, United States

Beekeeping Equipment and Supplies

Bee Supplies, Honey, Beekeeping in Tappahannock

Bee Supplies, Honey, Beekeeping in Tappahannock Bee Supplies, Honey, Beekeeping in Tappahannock

Winter Feeding at HiveFive Apiary in Tappahannock, VA

Feeder Shim

Ventilation Holes

Ventilation Holes

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You can use 1x2's from your local lumber store. I cut an old med box into three shims.

Ventilation Holes

Ventilation Holes

Ventilation Holes

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I like to drill a few 1/4" holes at an angle in the shim for some added ventilation. If the bees think you overdid it, the'll just fill them with propolis.

Newspaper barrier

Ventilation Holes

Newspaper barrier

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Lay a peice of newspaper on the frames and place the shim.

Adding Sugar

Seal up large air gaps

Newspaper barrier

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Pour about four or five pounds of sugar right onto the newspaper and spray lightly with some water.

Sugar

Seal up large air gaps

Seal up large air gaps

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This is a little different shim with a wire bottom.

Seal up large air gaps

Seal up large air gaps

Seal up large air gaps

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Since I popped the tops on the hives after the bees had sealed them up  I repaired  my damage with a little latex caulk.