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Advantage Of The Hive Close To The Board

Bee Keeping: Mysteries Of Bee-keeping Explained

An inch hole in the side of the hive, a few inches from the bottom, as

a passage for the bees, is needed, as I shall recommend letting the

hive close to the board; it is essential on account of robbing; also,

it is necessary to confine as much as possible the animal heat, in most

hives, during the season the bees are engaged in rearing young brood;

and warmth is necessary to hatch the eggs, and develop the larvae; we

all know that when the hive is close, less heat will pass off than if

raised an inch.