Cover For Hives

I have termed the cap or box a cover; but this should also be covered

with a board laid on, if nothing else. A good roof for each hive can be

made by fastening two boards together like the roof of a building; let

it be about 18 by 24 inches; it being loose, can be changed in

accordance with the season; in spring, let the sun strike the hive; but

in hot weather let the longest end project over the south side, &c. You

can ornament this hive, if you choose, by mouldings or dentals, under

the top, where it projects over the body of the hive, also the cap can

have the top projected a little and receive the same addition.

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