Did you know honeybees are more likely to die from moisture inside the hive than from the winter cold? In this follow-up workshop, we will build a humidity box for our urban beehives. Sometimes called a ventilation box or a quilt, this addition will wick away moisture from inside the hive. It also acts as an excellent insulator during very cold or very hot weather, and holes drilled in the sides facilitate good ventilation, an important feature of a healthy hive. There will also be time to knock together additional Deep (brood) and Medium (honey) boxes. Be ready to add these to your hive as your bee population grows over the summer. Please note that in addition to the course fee there is an additional materials cost.
All courses will be run out of the Centre for Urban Ecology at the Humber Arboretum.