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Offline mgmoore7

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Inner Cover Question
« on: July 15, 2007, 10:23:05 PM »
What is the purpose of the inner cover and is one needed?

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Re: Inner Cover Question
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2007, 10:33:33 PM »
Inercover for telescopic lid only  so they glue the inercover and not the lid migratory lids can be easily preyed open there is no rim RDY-B

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Re: Inner Cover Question
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2007, 11:21:27 PM »
ok, on my hives that i bought, I have migratory covers and inner covers.  If I remove the inner cover, will that create a "bee space" issue?

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Re: Inner Cover Question
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2007, 11:28:33 PM »
An inner cover is not required with migratory tops.  They have no side soffet that hangs over the edges of the hive.  With a Telescopic top there is a soffet all the way around the top that telescopes down over the hive body.  A telescopic hive requires an inner top as the bees will glue the surfaces together and you have no way of getting a grip to pry it loose from the propolis.

With a migratory top the long sides are exposed and a hive tool can easily be slipped between the top and the hive body to pry the top off. 
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Re: Inner Cover Question
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Re: Inner Cover Question
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2007, 09:34:52 AM »
Makes sense.  Thanks.