Wondering what you guys use as a mouse guard. I had a problem with mice last fall and would not like a repeat!
I don’t know about in your neck of the woods but there is a hive entrance gate that shuts off some of the hive entrance into inverted U shapes that are small enough for the bees to pass through but will stop a mouse, or in our case sugar cane toads, your local bee supplier might have them, they sell for about $6 in Australia, so are cheap for what they do.
I use this style that’s available thru my local Beekeeping supplier here in Washington State. They act as a reducer too n can be flipped n used to block the entire entrance if needed. That’s handy when I occasionally move my hives between my daughters place n mine. We live about 15 miles apart so handy alternate apiary to move a split or local swarm too.
That’s the one I was talking about Gerald. A picture is worth a thousand words, Thank for the help.