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New Bee
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Location: Holland Texas

« on: April 22, 2013, 02:37:20 PM »

Hello all,
Do I need to remove the entrance reducer now that we are in full Spring??? 

Life is too short not to be a beekeeper:)
Joe D
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 02:51:46 PM »

You may can if you have a big robust colony.  I still have a reducer in mine.  They have about a three inch gap.  I had run mine year round without a reducer and last fall 5 of my hives jumped on 1 strong hive, killed them all and robbed the honey.  I have had a reducer in every since.  Will take it out during the summer.  Good luck to you and your bees.

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 03:04:16 PM »

I look the need from number of ventilating bees. I have solid bottoms,

In main flow I keep entrance open because they dry up nectar and need  huge air flow.


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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 04:29:12 PM »

The bees will tell you when it's time to remove it.  When you start seeing traffic jams, open it some more.  I open gradually, in stages if you will.  I usually cut a reducer in half, so I can go to half open next, then when that gets crowded, remove the rest.  JMO. 
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