Securing Bees In The Hive

The hive is inverted, and the cloth put over, neatly folded, and

fastened with a tack at the corners, and another in the middle. The

tack is crowed in about two-thirds of its length, it then presents the

head convenient to pull out. If the bees are to go a great distance,

and require to be shut up several days, the muslin will be hardly

sufficient, as they would probably bite their way out. Something more

substantial would then be required. Take a board the size of the

bottom, cut out a place in the middle, and cover with wire cloth, (like

the one recommended for hiving,) and fasten it with tacks. This board

is to be nailed on the hive. After the nails are driven, with the

hammer start it off about the eighth of an inch; it will admit a little

air around the sides as well as the middle, quite necessary for heavy

stocks. But very small families might be safe without the wire cloth;

air enough would pass between the hive and board, except in warm

weather. New combs break easier than old.

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