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  1. #1
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    Default how cold can a hive get before damage to brood???????

    I have a five frame starter, it is getting around 50 at night here. The box has 4 inches of open cavity at the bottom with hardware cloth around it. If I put it out in the open will the brood die or become weak?

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    Heavener Oklahoma
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    Default Re: how cold can a hive get before damage to brood???????

    if there is enough bees to cover the brood and stores to eat they will be fine

  3. #3
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    Default Re: how cold can a hive get before damage to brood???????

    Thanks, I am not new at beekeeping, but I have not tried to raising queen in a bigger way.

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