Re: Hive ventilation going into winter
I have several things in mind for this winter.
1. candy boards if I find I need them. they also serve to absorb excess moisture.
2. possibly a quilt board fo some sort but I am a bit in agreement with Ace. Moisture causes more problems than just getting bees wet and killing them. Most likely best to get it out of the hive. Btu I do have some reservations as to how completely this is accomplished. I have also seen information that says the bees use some of that moisture through the winter as well.
3. simply placing a small wedge under the inner cover to allow ventilation. At least something along that line.
I live in an extremely dry climate so I am expecting moisture in the hive to be relatively easy to manage.
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