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  1. #1
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    Feb 2011
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    Venus, Texas, USA
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    Default hive "inner" cover simplification...DUH!

    In the summer I use a full screed inner cover (Texas gets HOT). In the winter I have been using a full cover canvas ducking cover...lets the moisture out...keeps the heat in. So, that means I have to change cover twice a year.

    Then I ran out of canvas ducking covers last year...and in a pinch found a piece of old tee shirt big enough to lay over the screened cover.

    Last week when I was popping the tops for a quick peek I discovered that on one of the ducking tops either the bees...or a wax moth...had eaten a hole in the ducking.

    So....DUH...from now on I'm leaving the screened covers in place year round and just laying a piece of cloth over the screen when it gets cold and I need to stop the drafts. The bees glue it down to the screen with propolis so it stays in place over the winter...and I can either wash or throw away the piece of cloth...

  2. #2
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    May 2012
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    Litchfield, CT, USA
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    Default Re: hive "inner" cover simplification...DUH!

    Sounds interesting but I can't imagine the propolis washes out.

  3. #3
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    Jan 2012
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    Roy, Wa
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    Default Re: hive "inner" cover simplification...DUH!

    No, you are doing it wrong. Use a food grade material. Soak the propolis filled material in vodka for a week, then place in your extractor and give it a spin! Sell it or keep it for Medicinal Uses ..snake oil..what ever you want to call it.
    You think I'm kidding don't you? Just ask a few Russians

  4. #4
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    Aug 2012
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    Wake County, NC
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    Default Re: hive "inner" cover simplification...DUH!

    I used a screened box I built out of 1x3s. In the winter I put fiberglass insulation in the box above the screen.

  5. #5
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    Feb 2011
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    Venus, Texas, USA
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    Default Re: hive "inner" cover simplification...DUH!

    pretty sure good old plain white cotton is fairly benign....and "vodka"...wonder what kind of martini that would make...

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