4 thoughts on “Curt’s Hives”

  1. If your yard has a concrete slab in agood place for bees, you can pretty much avoid the hive beetles. This is a plus for urban beekeeping.

  2. Looks great! 20 years ago I put my first hive under olk trees to keep them cool in the summer :-). It was near a year round creek for water ++

    What I did not know was hive beetle pupate in the ground and I had made a perfect nursery :-(. I won the guilds “ most hive beetle in a hive” award.

    Gilroy is hotter and dryer than San Jose but if you have a problem rake the leaves, put down1/2 inch of diamatous earth under the hives and cover with 1/2 inch of dirt.

    Good luck

    Art

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