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Question: 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%)
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Author Topic: Number of brood boxes for wintering  (Read 2597 times)
House Bee
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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2009, 11:18:41 PM »

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.

when you're dumb, ya gotta be tough.
Queen Bee
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« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2009, 11:22:06 AM »

Ya mean 3 medium?
Michael Bush
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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2009, 10:16:22 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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« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2009, 11:53:27 AM »

Two 8,9 or 10 frames deep.

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39: For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40: And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation
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« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2009, 08:11:38 PM »

One deep and one shallow will get me through the winter.

I don't even own any mediums.


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those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

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« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2009, 08:13:58 PM »

Two Deeps

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