Just like SpaceX needs the right weather window to launch a rocket, I need the right weather window to open the hive. Having treated myself/the bees to a polycarbonate crown board and foam insulation strip, I’ve been waiting for the rain to stop and the sun to shine!
Today, a short weather window opened and I managed to get both in place. The bees were calm and, once the polycarbonate crown board was in place, it was lovely to be able to view them while they kept warm.
I’ve got one more piece of winter insulation to put in place, a Snuggle Board! This goes above the stand but below the hive so I will need Stuart to lift while I put in place – another weather window to watch out for in the future!