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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2011, 03:02:17 PM »

Julia and I had ventilated covers at our Blue Heron hives.  She left hers on all winter.  I replaced mine with an inner cover.  This spring hers was propolized, as you might imagine.  I think the disadvantage of the ventilated cover is unlike the slatted rack, it really should be removed for winter.

Linda T

Linda have you seen the insulated, ventilated inner cover from Honey Run? First winter on my 3 hives using them with SBB and I had no condensation this winter like the past.

I want to experiment with the slatted racks on those 3 as well.

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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2011, 06:53:29 PM »

I haven't had that problem.
You don't find bees building combs between the bottoms of the frames and the bottom board when using a bottom entrance and the same is true with using inverted bottom boards for top entrances.

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