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« on: February 21, 2008, 04:22:13 PM »

As soon as weather permits, I'd like to make the switch from bottom entrance to Top for all 9 hives. Shall I add a slight overhang to keep the precip out and keep the hive slightly tilted forward  huh I keep looking at a set up I have in my porch, it just seems the rain will likely get in with a hive top entrance.  Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 07:54:07 PM »

I think that Brian, or JP, (I can't remember) had the best idea for top entrances. Just use slanted bottom boards and invert them. It will give a little over hang and works well. I have taken all mine and inverted them.. Looks cool too! Gives your hives that nice porch feel.....
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 09:14:44 PM »

I think that Brian, or JP, (I can't remember) had the best idea for top entrances. Just use slanted bottom boards and invert them. It will give a little over hang and works well. I have taken all mine and inverted them.. Looks cool too! Gives your hives that nice porch feel.....
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Actually, what I said was, just take your old solid bottom boards and turn them over.  I have gone to using slatted racks with screens tacked to the bottom for my bottom boards.  If you have reversable bottom boards ( as some of mine were) just put a strip of wood across the upper side, caulk, paint, add a few sticks or rocks (bricks work too) and you have a roof top cistern for watering your bees.
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