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Offline leechmann

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Solar Hive ventilators
« on: March 03, 2009, 08:18:36 PM »
Anyone ever try the hive ventilators? Wondering what you thought of them and if they are a good idea?

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Re: Solar Hive ventilators
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 07:28:02 AM »
Using a stick to prop open the top a bit is far less expensive!

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Re: Solar Hive ventilators
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009, 08:39:33 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 :-D


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

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Re: Solar Hive ventilators
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009, 12:19:18 PM »
Mr. Bush has this on his website.

http://bushfarms.com/beesfaqs.htm#electricfan
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Re: Solar Hive ventilators
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009, 03:02:16 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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Re: Solar Hive ventilators
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 01:13:17 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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Re: Solar Hive ventilators
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 02:09:26 PM »
I never thought of the noise or vibration!  That would make for an interesting next inspection of the girls!