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« on: March 02, 2009, 01:50:26 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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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 02:18:24 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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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 05:55:34 PM »

Labor Day?
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 06:19:40 PM »

Darn it,  I always get Memorial Day and Labor Day confused rolleyes

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