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Offline bobby

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entrance reducer?
« on: May 12, 2005, 09:03:13 PM »
i hived my bees last saturday. i have the intrance reducer on the smallest hole. the weather here has been about 90 degrees in the hot of the day. do i need to open it to the next bigger or do i leave it alone for now? i dont want to over heat them but i also dont want to leave them vulnerable either. help. thanks.

Offline Lesli

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entrance reducer?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2005, 09:12:37 PM »
I would. 90 degrees is pretty hot, and I'm sure they'll need to keep the place cool. If it chills down at night, I'd put it back to the small opening.
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Offline Horns Pure Honey

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entrance reducer?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2005, 09:14:33 PM »
I have to hives 3 feet apart and when I got mine I didnt put in a entrance reducer due to the feeder. I would say you could at least put it to the biggest opening on the reducer.  :D
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Re: entrance reducer?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2005, 01:11:18 AM »
Quote from: bobby
i hived my bees last saturday. i have the intrance reducer on the smallest hole. the weather here has been about 90 degrees in the hot of the day. do i need to open it to the next bigger or do i leave it alone for now? i dont want to over heat them but i also dont want to leave them vulnerable either. help. thanks.


Follow how they ventilate and make a proper entrance. Under 5 ventilators outside is good on hot day. If hive has really hot, they come out and are hanging on outer wall.

When I have 2 frame mating nucs I have 20 mm x 25 mm large openings.

Look ventilators!