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    Bee Cosy

    After all the highly useful input contributed above nearly a year ago I thought I would update all on my winter 2012 and 2013 season with my BeeCosies! I went through winter 2012 with 4 colonies and lost none with one of the worst winters for years - with losses in the North East 35% on...
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    Bee Cosy

    Bee Cosy adds at least 2C to the temperature above the hive roof. As promised earlier today, I have removed a Bee Cosy from a double brood hive in the cold but still conditions we have had today and determined the temperature lost from the body of air above and around the hive. You can see the...
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    Bee Cosy

    No particular reason - WBCs are a warmer hive without insulation + most people recognise them as the traditional hive
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    Bee Cosy

    Responding to your Questions In response to the comments above - I began beekeeping in the summer of 2009 - In addition to the tests with a constant energy source with two identical hives commented on above I tested initial versions of the Bee Cosy last winter on two similar single brood...
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    Bee Cosy

    Questions on the Bee Cosy Glad you've come across the Bee Cosy. I am happy to answer any questions you might have on how it can help with the wintering of bee colonies.
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