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The hives are stacked. The deeper boxes at the bottom are where the queen and brood live. The holes are for ventilation of the hive. (Brett Kent / For the Enterprise)

The Beehive: Bees are ingenious at cooling their hives down

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Welcome back to the 5th installment of the Beehive.

As July comes to a close, the honey flow is still strong. I have included a picture of the hives in one of my bee yards. As you can see, the hive boxes are stacked nice and high. At this point I need a ladder to do my hive inspections.


These hives are made up of two deep boxes and six honey supers. The deep boxes, located at the bottom of the hive, are where the queen and the brood chamber live.

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