It took a few years for me to figure out a quick and easy way to wrap hives so I thought I'd share! #1 - Basic hive set-up #2 - Cut tar or roofing paper to length and width (I use 19 1/2" x 6" 10") This works for double deep set-ups. #3 - Cut a piece of lath to 19 1/2" in length, and staple to one end of your tar paper. Roll it up around your lath and head out to your hive. #4 - From behind your hive, unfurl your paper draping it around your hive. (this pic is taken from the front of the hive to illustrate). #5 - Take the end without the lath, line it up along the middle of the back of your hive and secure it with 2 staples. #6 - Take the lath end and pull it tight, overlapping the end you have just stapled. You can use your hand to smooth out any slack in the paper. #7 - Once your paper is snug, simply nail 2 galvanized nails through the lath, and you're done. #8 - Something I do as an added feature is I place a strip of duct tape on all 4 corners and tie a nylon string around the works. When you unwrap in the spring, simply pop out the 2 nails and 2 staples and roll up your paper for next year. I have gotten years out of mine and they get easier to use as they get worn into the "form" of the hive shape.