Wellington County Winter Wraps


In 2007, Jim Coneybeare and Diane Krout of the Wellington County Beekeepers organized the manufacture of these wraps and have made them available to Ontario Beekeepers each year since then, with proceeds supporting the OBA Tech-Transfer Research Program. 

These wraps are made of 4mm black polypropylene (corrugated plastic) with 5% U.V. protection. Polypropylene Copolymer is used for indoor and outdoor signs and packaging. They are lightweight and are designed to fold and store flat. Polypropylene has been tested to have little water absorption in 24 hours - .02% compared with 75% for (presumably unwaxed) cardboard in 50% relative humidity. It will withstand temperature extremes from -17F to 230F. Folds have a living hinge of 21,000 cycles.

You can see how the wraps are placed on the hive in this UoG HBRC Video. The winter wrap is introduced at 12:28 (Ignore Dave when he says Waterloo).


2023 Orders for the Wellington County Winter Wraps are now live.

Please see the Sales & Service page for more information.