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How do you typically over-winter your bees?? Also, please include your location...Thanks!!

2 standard deeps
23 (54.8%)
3 standard deeps
0 (0%)
3 10 frame mediums
5 (11.9%)
4 10 frame mediums
1 (2.4%)
3 8 frame mediums
3 (7.1%)
4 8 frame mediums
1 (2.4%)
other- please explain
9 (21.4%)

Total Members Voted: 42

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Offline irekkin

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Re: Number of brood boxes for wintering
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2009, 12:18:41 AM »
one deep and one shallow. i plan to start using eight frame mediums for any hives i start from now on. if i do that i would probably run three deep.
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Offline Natalie

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Re: Number of brood boxes for wintering
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2009, 12:22:06 PM »
Ya mean 3 medium?

Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Number of brood boxes for wintering
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2009, 11:16:22 AM »
I would ask around the area where you live and see what is typical and then adjust for your equipment.

3 ten frame mediums = 2 ten frame deeps = 4 eight frame mediums
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Offline Joelel

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Re: Number of brood boxes for wintering
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2009, 12:53:27 PM »
Two 8,9 or 10 frames deep.
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Offline G3farms

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Re: Number of brood boxes for wintering
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2009, 09:11:38 PM »
One deep and one shallow will get me through the winter.

I don't even own any mediums.

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Offline Schoon

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Re: Number of brood boxes for wintering
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2009, 09:13:58 PM »
Two Deeps
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