October 18th: Built the Hive Stand Skirt

My plan is that I can heat the open, screened-bottom hive by putting a heating pad underneath, inside this skirt.  There will be a hole in the back for the cord to come out and I will put it on a timer so that it only comes on at night.

These two photos show the mulch underneath for insulation and wind protection (also to inhibit any Varroa mites that fall out from climbing back up into the hive), and the installed skirt.  It is made from a cedar 1X12.

Mulch under hive

Hive Stand Skirt

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