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Offline cao

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Wrapping hives
« on: March 17, 2014, 09:49:56 PM »
Background: I'm a new beekeeper with almost a full years experience having bees.

Has anyone thought about or tried wrapping their hives with landscape fabric.  The thought I had is that the fabric being black would help heat the hive but would let it "breathe".  This was just an idea I had.  Any opinions from the more experienced beekeepers?

Chris

Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Wrapping hives
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 07:57:15 AM »
I have heard of it.  I have not tried it.
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Offline danno

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Re: Wrapping hives
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 10:49:13 AM »
why not just paint the boxes dark colors