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Offline Finski

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Re: Wintering One Story Hives
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2010, 10:05:58 AM »
Are poly bodies expensive?

About 1/3 that of wooden insulated box. Best of all, they are light to handle.
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Re: Wintering One Story Hives
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2010, 04:37:50 PM »
Hilreal - I wintered a 5 frame nuc last year with no problems.  The nuc was a little light going into fall so we fed it heavily.  January 1st we started feeding dry sugar on the inner cover.  I was so excited about being able to winter this nuc that I built a bunch of nucs and planned to over winter a bunch of them (15 or so) to sell in the spring.  However I've sold a few of them and may up selling most of them!  A bird in the hand is better than 2 in the bush....

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Re: Wintering One Story Hives
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2010, 06:03:25 PM »
Finski, here we just have the betterbee poly hives I think, do you know of any others?  I can make wood ones but not poly.  Thanks, Country :)

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Re: Wintering One Story Hives
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2010, 05:15:14 AM »
Finski

Why not use the poly boxes in summer?  Would they break if used in summer?  I have never seen one in person but I just cant imagine them holding up to the prying of frames all season.
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