Hello Warre beeks,
I’m living on the Front Range of Colorado and I’ve never wrapped my hives or been that concerned that my bees freeze during the winter. I leave plenty of honey for them and let them propolize the boxes together so their homes are tight. And I don’t have my hives out in an especially windy area. They’ve done fine through the winters so far.
But starting tomorrow the temps here are going to get unusually cold - down into the negative digits at night, negative 11 degrees F is expected for Thursday night, yikes!
So I’m considering adding some wool to my Warre quilt boxes which right now just contain wood shavings. Has anyone ever tried this? Did it help keep them warm? Any problems such as increased moisture in the hive?
Any input or suggestions would be welcome.
tending bees Mile High