December 16th: Wrapped the Hive to Insulate It

Just after dark, I wrapped the hive with two old blankets and a painting tarp with the plastic side out.  The temp inside the top of the hive was 39° when I wrapped the hive (the outside temp was 15°), but it warmed up to 41° within an hour.  The hive heater was on throughout this time.

hive cover

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