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    Re: Observation hive question

    More important than the amount of ventilation is the location. Cross ventilation can cause them some problems. For example, if you have one 3/4" vent hole opposite the entrance, and the wind blows in...
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    Re: Observation hive question

    Observation hives, particularly ones that are less than 8 frames, are an oddity in management practices. Too many bees and they will swarm. Too few and they'll peter out. Finding that sweet spot is a...
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    Re: Observation hive question

    You can. I don't know if it'll be enough, but I'd give it a shot.

    When you scrape that portion out, uncap the part that's giving you a problem with an uncapping fork, or if you don't have one a...
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    Re: Observation hive question

    I agree with Brushwoodnursery. If the population of the OH is enough, they'll chew the cappings away and maintain the bee space. From here its a race between the bees and the SHB. If the bees make...
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