Well its that time of year again. Time to complete the winter preparation to "at least in my mind" help the honeybee colonies survive the winter. In this video, I explain and demonstrate how I modify the hive to add "insurance feed" for each colony, tar paper wrap, mouse guard installation, hive moisture controls and also closing off the bottom of the hive to limit drafts onto the bees. My steps have worked pretty well for me these last few years here in West Virginia. Their may be a few of my concepts that will work for you.