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Offline rast

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fume board heat
« on: August 03, 2008, 10:15:35 PM »
 I have read to use white painted metal over the material on a fume board to keep from overheating the hive. I need education on this. I thought the point was for the heat to carry the stink down. Is this to give them time to move without melting the wax, killing the brood, etc? I have never used one before and am making a couple now to use Fri. or Sat. I have gray aluminum, do I need to paint it. I'm in Fl. Probably be in the high 80's or low 90's.
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Re: fume board heat
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 10:39:40 PM »
I paint mine black.  You want the top hot to push the fumes down.
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Re: fume board heat
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2008, 07:34:20 PM »
 Thank you Ross.
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