This pic was taken 12 days ago – I put some straw bales around the bottom of the hives to provide added protection from the elements. I’m sure it’s not absolutely necessary, but it makes me feel better. The tar paper doesn’t go down to the bottom of the hives – it kind of reminded me of pants that are too short. Floods, I think they were called by the grownups who used to tease me about my pant legs being too short when I was a kid. “Where’s the flood?” Well, nowhere. Is it my fault I was growing so fast? Sheesh.
Anyway, regardless of whether this is a useful endeavour or not, there they are. Like everything else, we’ll see what happens.