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New Bee

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:55 pm    Post subject: venting TBH input Reply with quote

ok first year beek i built 2 TBH i went solid board bottom front entrance with landing boards as of now here in mass still having chilly nights (high 30s) and as of now i have no vents in my hive i just want input on venting.....thanks in advance ...geo
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Scout Bee

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Location: USA, GA, Hephzibah

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My hives are sealed up really tight. A quick and easy way I add ventilation is to drill six 3/4" holes along a top bar. One side gets screened, and the other side gets corks. Uncork as many holes as you need to either keep the hive dry in winter, or to relieve bearding in summer. I use 3/4" holes because I have hundreds of corks that size, but go with whatever size cork you can find.
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Silver Bee

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you drilled smaller holes the bees could propolise and depropolise as required and they could control the amount of ventilation they wanted.
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