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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
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    Maple Valley, WA
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    Default Inner Cover Question

    Still gathering up equipment while awaiting first delivery of bees. The inner covers I received don't have a "notch" like others I have seen ... what is the purpose of the notch, and how important is it to have one? Is there a reason that some would have one and others not?

  2. #2
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    Jan 2011
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    Great Falls Montana
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    Default Re: Inner Cover Question

    Haveing never needed an inner cover, I can only guess that it may be for some kind of top entrance or to let evil spirits out in some mystical manner.

  3. #3
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    Lake county, Indiana 46408-4109
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    Default Re: Inner Cover Question

    Uper entrance and ventlation
    Ed, KA9CTT profanity is IGNORANCE made audible
    you can`t fix stupid not even with duct tape

  4. #4
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    May 2008
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    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: Inner Cover Question

    They come both ways, & people use them either way.
    I cut a notch in ours for ventilation.
    Dan

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    KC, MO, USA
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    Default Re: Inner Cover Question

    You might also use it as a feeder with another box on top.

    I bought a 2 7/8 hole saw for making mine.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
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    Default Re: Inner Cover Question

    The first equipment I bought came from Better Bee. Their inner covers don't have the notches. I saw and chisel out about an inch for ventilation / top entrances.

    Brushy Mountain has nice strong inner covers ... if your buying more some day.
    BeeCurious
    Trying to think inside the box...

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