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  1. #1
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    Default Telescoping cover and the inner cover -

    I took my feeder off today and put the inner cover on my 2nd brood chamber. I then put the telescoping cover on and realized that the notch in the inner cover is covered up by the telescoping cover!
    There is a small gap there - probably enough for a bee to sneak in or out if they want. Is this what I'm after?

    I don't see that it offers much ventilation this way. ::: shrug ::: Maybe - I dunno!


    This beekeeping thing makes me feel so stupid at times!

  2. #2
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    Mtn. View, Arkansas, USA
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    Default Re: Telescoping cover and the inner cover -

    No need to worry, the bees will ventilate the colony just fine. They will do the job even with no upper entrance.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Telescoping cover and the inner cover -

    My TCs cover up the notch in the IC pretty much as you describe. I usually have the escape hole screened, but when it's not my bees don't have a problem using the IC as an upper entrance. Ventilation doesn't seem to be a problem. Have you pushed the TC forward as far as it will go?
    Don't provoke a hive full of angry bees.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Telescoping cover and the inner cover -

    Quote Originally Posted by Splatt View Post
    Have you pushed the TC forward as far as it will go?
    That, I did!

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Telescoping cover and the inner cover -

    then you are okay 2/3" is enough for them

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