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leechmann
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« on: March 03, 2009, 07:18:36 PM »

Anyone ever try the hive ventilators? Wondering what you thought of them and if they are a good idea?
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 06:28:02 AM »

Using a stick to prop open the top a bit is far less expensive!
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009, 07:39:33 AM »

They are way too expensive for a cheap guy like me.

Many years ago I tried my own version and wasn't very impressed



A vent box like the DE Hive uses over the inner cover works just as well and is much more reliable grin


Or a couple of sticks like indy suggests is a simple but fine solution as well.

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009, 11:19:18 AM »

Mr. Bush has this on his website.

http://bushfarms.com/beesfaqs.htm#electricfan
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009, 02:02:16 PM »

Ok, thanks for the ideas. I like the vented top box too. I was just a little curious if anyone had tried one of the new solar ventilators.

Thanks everyone,

Leechmann
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 12:13:17 AM »

I made a few to try. Have temperature switches and all. The big issue I found is that if the fan starts making any noise or vibrations, it drives the bees crazy.

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 01:09:26 PM »

I never thought of the noise or vibration!  That would make for an interesting next inspection of the girls!
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