The reusable BeeDry winter wrap is a radiant foil insulation hive wrap. It helps keep the air at a constant temperature inside the hive by reflecting 97% of the radiant heat of bees back to the cluster, at the same time reflecting 97% of the outside temperatures away from the hive.
*does not include the BeeDry winter pillow topper
Fits any 10-frame double-box hive.
1) Slide the BeeDry sleeve down over your hive, line up the cutout front with your entrance reducer which is set at "smallest opening."
2) Cut the foil to match up with the opening in the entrance reducer.
3) Make sure to have an upper top entrance opening, either in the inner cover or drill a hole in your upper part of the top brood chamber. This allows fresh air to slowly circulate in through the bottom entrance and out the top entrance. Cut a hole in BeeDry to match upper entrance.
We recommend that this is used in combination with supplemental insulation in the Yukon.