Temp at which to wrap hive with tar paper?

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  1. hlhart2001

    hlhart2001 New Member

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    What temp should I wrap our hive with tar paper....?
     
  2. Omie

    Omie Active Member

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    I wait until it's generally in the 40's every day, and around freezing most nights. It's nivce when the bees are inactive and in a cluster when you put the tarpaper on- they are rather irritable in the Fall! If you use a staple gun, don't use too many staples- understandably the bees get angry.
    Some people tie or bungie the tarpaper wrap on.