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Should my hive tilt forward?

Maybe I’m becoming too cynical, but here’s another beekeeping discussion that makes me crazy. It usually begins when someone asks this reasonable question: “If I’m using a screened bottom board, do I still need to tilt the hive forward?” The answer is “no.” Tilting a hive forward is important for anyone using a solid bottom […] Read more

How to make a moisture quilt for a Langstroth hive

For years I tried to reduce moisture accumulation in my wintering hives. Then, after much reading about Warré hives, I decided to modify a Warré-style moisture quilt box into something that might work on my Langstroths here in the Pacific Northwest. I spent quite a while thinking about this and a long time building the […] Read more