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Offline adamant

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plywood lids.. see pic..
« on: December 19, 2011, 02:21:24 PM »
i bought a hive that had a lid made out of a piece of 3/4 plywood with a hole drilled to the side and a 1/2 hole on the edge. looks like its wax coated.. looks simple enough to make.. are they common? whats the holes for?


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Re: plywood lids.. see pic..
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 02:47:52 PM »
Hmm.  I'm sure somebody knows better than me, but...

If the top is slid over to the side a bit, the notch on the edge could be use as a vent or entrance.  I've seen John Pluta (and others) use plastic drink bottles stuck down in small holes as feeders.

That's my shot at it anyhow. :)

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Re: plywood lids.. see pic..
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2011, 06:41:13 PM »
It could be that the board was cut from a scrap piece of plywood and the holes
were already in the scrap. A posibality.
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Re: plywood lids.. see pic..
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011, 07:04:04 PM »
concrete framing board ;will out last you
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Re: plywood lids.. see pic..
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2011, 07:31:14 PM »
Got me :?  Beeks come up with some crazy designs.  They need to staple instructions to the things  ;)

Plywood + Michigan = Delamination.

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Re: plywood lids.. see pic..
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 11:29:58 PM »
Buds right.  BB Plyform. a used concrete form. the holes are for wall ties and whaler boards. the stuff will not rot.  my father in law has a trailer load of them thats 25 years old and still servicable.
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