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Offline LocustHoney

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Snow Question
« on: March 02, 2009, 02:50:26 PM »
I have the board out of my screened bottom to help with moisture control. We had 5 inches of snow last night and the temps will be doen to 13 tonight. Should I put the board back in to help hold heat or will there be a moisture issue with all the snow???

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Re: Snow Question
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 03:18:24 PM »
If you have any type of ventilation at the top of the hive,  you are just creating a draft up though the hive by having the bottom open.   It will definitely be warm and easier for them to keep a larger brood patch with it closed.  When I use to use screened bottom boards,  I never opened them before Labor Day.   

I know some will say leave them open all year round.  But my experience has shown me that more brood will get raised earlier with them closed.
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Re: Snow Question
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 06:55:34 PM »
Labor Day?
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Re: Snow Question
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 07:19:40 PM »
Darn it,  I always get Memorial Day and Labor Day confused :roll:

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