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« on: March 17, 2014, 08:49:56 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?

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 06:57:15 AM »

I have heard of it.  I have not tried it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 09:49:13 AM »

why not just paint the boxes dark colors
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