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  1. #1
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    Default whats the need for an inner cover

    Just a quick question. Why do we run inner covers. Is is to prop the top up for ventilation . I thought maybe a upper entrance but not all you buy have the dado . I build nucs and they dont have them. Just wondering. What yalls thoughts. Thanks and look forward to the input Peace Dave

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    Default Re: whats the need for an inner cover

    1. The oval slot is for a bee escape, so that you do not need to use a chemical to get the bees out of the super.

    2. The feed pail in fall is put over the slot(after the roof is set aside), and feed is in a position very close to the bees.

    Crazy Roland

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    Default Re: whats the need for an inner cover

    thanks for the reply Roland. On the escape I been known to brush off frames and put them in a tub. And on the pail feeders I use baggie feeders,laying them right on frames. Maybe Im answering my own question. If you prop the top open a bit will they just propolis it with no inner cover. Dont know.

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    Franklin, NC USA
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    Default Re: whats the need for an inner cover

    I'm thinking without an inner cover you would get lots of comb built hanging down from the telescoping cover.

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    Default Re: whats the need for an inner cover

    Without an inner cover you can't prey off the telescoping cover.

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    Default Re: whats the need for an inner cover

    Something for beekeeping supply stores to sell and make money.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
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