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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2008, 08:42:00 PM »

So, can an Imirie shim or similar item be placed on the brood boxes with honey supers over it, or does this create too large of a space between top brood box and honey super?  If this is OK would the bees use the shim notch entrance for their "honey" loads?
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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2008, 10:16:01 PM »

So, can an Imirie shim or similar item be placed on the brood boxes with honey supers over it, or does this create too large of a space between top brood box and honey super?

It's possible that it can result in burr comb.

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Yes, at least some of them will.
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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2008, 11:18:02 PM »

TWB,

Not sure why you'd want to place an Imirie shim there; you'd be better served to place a slatted rack there (added space, probable function as a non-harmful queen excluder, etc) and use a top entrance.
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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2008, 10:08:10 AM »

TWB,

Not sure why you'd want to place an Imirie shim there; you'd be better served to place a slatted rack there (added space, probable function as a non-harmful queen excluder, etc) and use a top entrance.

I guess I was thinking this would eliminate the need to drill holes in my brood boxes if it works.
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« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2008, 01:31:58 PM »

I was looking for that Honey Run inner cover mentioned in this thread. Is that the same as the "all season inner cover" that they sell?all season inner cover Anyone else have experience with these?


Same cover and I have them on both of my hives. I truly love them, so far, and the bees never beard in front of the hive, like they did the first year.  It provides such nice ventilation for them in the summer. Here it gets into the 100's for days on end.  It just all makes sense to me and now for the winter it really seems wonderful as well. I like the upper ventilation notch and the insulation on top to keep the hive warm.

I recommend these covers.

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