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Author Topic: inner cover question?  (Read 1264 times)
House Bee
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« on: April 30, 2005, 12:09:16 AM »

ok, I have made my own inner cover and I was wondering, do I have to have a hole in the middle of it?
what is the purpose of having a hole there.

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2005, 06:42:40 AM »

ventilation, access to feed, inspection

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Michael Bush
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2005, 11:47:19 AM »

I bought a "hole saw" dirll bit the size of a mason jar lid.  When I make my own inner covers, I put a hole that size on the cover and put #8 hardware cloth on the bottom of the hole.  I can feed with a mason jar with holes in the lid AND I can refill without facing a bee.  It also provides ventilation in the winter.  I like the 1/4" laun for inner covers.  It doesn't warp like the masonite does and it's nice and lightweight.

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