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Offline jester7891

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Universal Entrance Reducer and Mouse Guard question
« on: March 29, 2009, 07:09:19 PM »
Hi,
    I live on the NJ-PA border on the Delaware River (zone 6).  It's March 29, 2009. When can I remove the mouse guard?
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Re: Universal Entrance Reducer and Mouse Guard question
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 08:41:08 PM »
Hi Jester,

            I took mine off about two weeks ago, when the  bees were starting to
  work the pollen. I am not sure if there is an exact time?  It is my first winter with the girls and so far so good.

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Re: Universal Entrance Reducer and Mouse Guard question
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 09:18:31 PM »
when I used them I would remove them when the temps was up and the bee's started being active.
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Re: Universal Entrance Reducer and Mouse Guard question
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 09:46:30 PM »
Here it's bee warm enough for the bees to fly more often than not in the daytime.  So I'd pull them now, if I had any, here.  With top entrances I don't have any anymore.  I've always used 1/4" hardware cloth back when I had bottom entrances.
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