Setting up new hive

I put my new hive on the base I built, flight opening facing east-south east and put a piece of plywood in front of it for two days (It was not necessary, but it helps/forces bees to reorient themselves as to where they are at).

I followed what was happening and noticed that most cold winds on open field came from eastern direction and nothing had crown up yet to prevent it from reaching the hive, so a week later I turned the hive a quarter towards west, so now it faces south-south west and is a bit more protected from direct wind.

Once the hive was in place I changed the wire mesh top to styrofoam one the next day so it would be warmer inside.  I removed the restrictions from flying path as well.

 

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