All of a sudden it’s time to get serious about this. I built most of the bait hives in February. April and May are the best months on the Oregon Coast. I don’t want to start too late because I’ll be advised to feed the bees and I DON’T want to do that.
This one is not as high as I would like, but it’s a start. I’m using old brood comb from last year, some melted pine sap, and Lemon Grass Oil. I’ll check it in a week and daub some more LGO on the outside of the hive.
I used a ladder with this one and got a little higher. This one has top bars that fit a Warre Hive. It’s located within walking distance of my house so I can check on it more often. It’s located near a creek in a stand of firs and cedars.