3. September 2006
Putting Hives On Stands
Firstly, this summer, I didn't put hives on stands and I waited until rain, since last year hive stands damaged and colapsed after heavy rain. Three hives toppled down and one of them died and others didn't give honey. Secondly, some hives were changing their queens and when hives stand side by side so queens went out for mating, then they turn to home hives could lose their way to their own one and killed by other foreign hives' bees. I had lived theese kind events frequently therefore I postponed to put them on stands, however I feared hives' bottom side to be decayed from humidity.