Bee Supplies, Honey, Beekeeping in Tappahannock

Winter Feeding at HiveFive Apiary in Tappahannock, VA

Feeder Shim

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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

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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

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

Adding Sugar

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

Sugar

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This is a little different shim with a wire bottom.

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.