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Offline Frantz

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Using sugar boards as a bottom?
« on: July 17, 2008, 04:42:00 PM »
I have been using my sugar boards with the 1/4" mesh on them as a bottom board for ventilation. Any reason that I should not be doing that? I couldn't think of any, but I have been told that I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer..... :-D You know what I mean. Just thought that I would ask.
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Re: Using sugar boards as a bottom?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008, 07:58:20 PM »
Does the sugar board have a lid on it?  Which way is it?  You do need between 1/4" and 1" space between the bottom of the bottom box and the bottom of the bottom board.  A reversible usually has 3/8" on one side and 3/4" on the other or something close to that.
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Re: Using sugar boards as a bottom?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008, 11:54:38 PM »
I've run hives with no bottom boards.  As long as the hive is strong enough to defend against robbing,  they will be fine.
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