Locking Bee's in?

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Jimdo64, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Jimdo64

    Jimdo64 New Member

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    Whats the best way to lock some hives in for a day. Neighbor is having a grad party tomorrow, would like to maintainb harmony and keep them out of everyones softdrinks ;) Screen cut to width and stuffed in the openning? What about the top, can I remove the rocks propping up the lid and close it tight? Forcast is 81 and sunny tomorrow. THANKS!
     
  2. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    Firstly, is there a nectar in progress, if so, soft drinks will be safe as the bees will take nectar over anything else, except possibly honey. Ventilation in a hive is critical screened inner cover with center hole duct taped shut, and screwed in place, and leave the outer cover off unless you suspect rain, my preference if you absolutely HAVE to close the girls in, invest in a moving screen costs little, but provides adequate ventilation but unless you have a bee supply place near you to actually pick it up, then your stuck with screening cut to the width of the entrance, cut it long enough so you can bend it and for fit it in place using the tension of the folded screening to keep it in place.
    Barry
     

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