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« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2011, 04:41:50 AM »

Thatís a good question Vance.  I assume you mean a good hive wrap for wood hives?  I donít know, I hadnít thought about that.  It might.  The stuff I saw was at a local lumber chain here in Michigan called Self Serve Lumber.  I havenít noticed it for sale at the national big box stores, but then again I havenít looked real closely.  I believe the price was about $50 for a 100í roll.

I figure I could protect about 42 of my jumbo sized foam brood bodies with a roll of the stuff so the cost would be about $1.20 per box to wrap/protect.  So far that is cheaper than the alternatives Iíve stumbled across if I can get it to stick to foam and if I can get paint to stick to it.  These two things I do not know.
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« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2011, 09:53:25 AM »

 i will repeat the experiment with supers and varing size of top vents over the holidays
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If they increased energy bill for your home by a factor of 4.5 would you consider that cruel? If so why are you doing that to your bees?
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« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2011, 02:16:53 PM »

i will repeat the experiment with supers and varing size of top vents over the holidays

Now THAT will be interesting to see!  Close off that bottom vent, give them a little top venting, and letís see what you find!
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