Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Arctic Oscillation Jan '17

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Here's my go-to metric, Arctic Oscillation, for anticipating history making low winter temperatures in Atlanta.  I can hold-off no longer, today I added the bee cozy for the first time this winter.

Listed from the bottom upwards, here are the hive elements at this time.
  • screen bottom board with no counting board insert
  • bee cozy hive wrap surrounding the late August hive re-sizing
  • inner cover with top notch ventilation
  • two 3/4 inch sheets of XPS insulation
  • telescoping cover
  • white over-hanging corrugated plastic sheet
  • concrete pavers

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