Bee Cozy winter wraps have shielded Honey bees from harsh Canadian winters for over 25 years. These easy to use – slip-on, slip-off – UV treated polypropylene wraps contain environmentally friendly R8 fiberglass, just the insulating layer your bees need to winter successfully. The Bee Cozy protects your hives from freezing winter temperatures and provides a windbreak for breezy locations. Slip the Bee Cozy on your bee hives in late fall to prevent unnecessary heat loss and conserve feed stores. Your bees will brood up faster, so you can split earlier in the spring and be ready for the honey flow. The Bee Cozy helps beekeepers to ‘wrap up’ overwintering and move into spring with stronger, healthier brood and bees!
The Bee Cozies are reusable year after year, so when you calculate it out, they are not prohibitively expensive, especially if it saves you from having to order more bees. I’ve gotten years out of mine so far, and I don’t see an issue going forward.
This method of wintering hives uses one insulated black wrap that goes over each hive individually. is has got to be the easiest way to winter hives in that, it is very little work. In 4 easy steps the hive is ready for winter.
4/4 colonies in the Bee Cozy survived the winter and 0/3 unwrapped hives survived…the Bee Cozy is by far the best bang for buck of all of the treatments and would be an investment well worth making for the small scale beekeeper. It’s cheap insurance and requires no moving of live bee colonies, or additional infrastructure. And unlike the straw bales, it seems to insulate the sides without over-protecting the hives allowing natural behavioral patterns to maintain some normalcy.
@BlackrockH@FIBKA_IE@agriculture_ie We’ve run into a delay getting our new batch release site in Ireland up and running. Covid has stalled audits by HPRA. Ireland distributors can’t purchase more than a few pails and we can only ship pallets to EU. Hoping to have solution in another few months 🤞🏼
@BlackrockH@TheHPRA@FIBKA_IE We are working with our UK distributors to supply IE until we get our new copacking and batch release site up and running in IE. Moving due to brexit, Covid and regulatory red tape has really delayed this process. Our goal is to have everything operational for Jan 2022.
@BestBees: @f_andresreyes Hi there! We use formic pro strips and administer them in June right as the mite population is reaching its seasonal peak. We will use half or full doses depending on colony size and monitor for weather conditions to make sure it’s not too hot out. 🐝
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