Simsalabim – The Towel Trick

3 July 2016

Late last year, when we were working with the bees on a fairly cold afternoon, I decided to cover the exposed frames with a towel to keep the bees warm. To my surprise, the bees had gone down into the box within 10 to 20 seconds – something most beekeepers only achieve by applying a fair amount of smoke, sometimes repeatedly. We now use towels whenever we can. (We have only one hive that is too aggressive for this trick.) Here is how to use it:



One comment

  1. Isaac · July 5, 2016

    this is great. I’m gonna try this on our hives.


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