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Offline mlewis48

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winter in ohio
« on: October 24, 2007, 03:16:05 AM »
 can someone tell me a way that I can help my bees last the winter. Hive wraps? Fence? Move them into my garage?
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Offline Moonshae

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Re: winter in ohio
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 08:28:03 AM »
Making sure they have enough stores and are properly ventilated seems to be sufficient. It's split about 50/50 for and against wrapping. Condensation inside the hives is more of a problem than the cold.
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Offline Robo

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Re: winter in ohio
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 08:50:16 AM »
A wind break is also helpful.
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Online Michael Bush

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Re: winter in ohio
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 09:51:50 PM »
No excluder, a mouse guard, sufficient bees, sufficient stores and no empty boxes.
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