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    Re: How to insulate long hives?

    But could you spec out the stud wall numbers?
    I am curious of the old housing wall specs too.
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    Re: How to insulate long hives?

    Typical US house is built with stud walls.
    The typical studs are 2x4 or 2x6 (I got 2x6).
    Typical stud spacing is 16 or 24 inches on center.

    And so, you are talking of typical stud-wall void...
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    Re: How to insulate long hives?

    It squares in that the bees don't care to "push the floor down" anymore
    (added: immediately, upon arrival - what perceived in box hives as if "cleaning the floors" - bees don't care to clean the...
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    Re: How to insulate long hives?

    They like the depth, telling you LJ.
    Not any depth, mind you, just the comfortable depth of the living space - which starts somewhere around 12 inch and deeper down to about 24 inches (which would...
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    Re: How to insulate long hives?

    I know exactly what you mean...
    The considerations:
    * IF you will "never" move the hive, you can essentially build a fridge and that will be the best approach, IMO;
    * IF you will move the hive,...
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    Re: How to insulate long hives?

    These pretty much cover the "insulation" topic.
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    How to insulate long hives?

    This keeps coming up, so here is my typical setup.
    The follower boards are essential (preferably foam sandwich, but anything is better than nothing).
    The roof typically has a poly insert fit under...
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