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  Topic: Yet Another Hive Design
mmilotay

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:30 am   Subject: Yet Another Hive Design
The problem with all of the insulation I have looked at is breathability. While 2x will add considerable weight, it provides both the insulation and somewhere for the moisture to go. I live in a place ...
  Topic: Yet Another Hive Design
mmilotay

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:12 am   Subject: Yet Another Hive Design
Hi,

I am experimenting with a hive design that brings together the best characteristics of the Warre, HTB, Rose and Pagoda hives. For improved insulation I have built all of my boxes out of 2x10s. ...
  Topic: tanzanian tbh for southeast texas
mmilotay

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:10 am   Subject: tanzanian tbh for southeast texas
I am experimenting with a hive design that brings together the best characteristics of the Warre, HTB, Rose and Pagoda hives. For improved insulation I have built all of my boxes out of 2x10s. While t ...
 
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