Re: Wintering configuration
My quilt box works just fine above the inner cover. Inner cover has a 3 1/2 inch round hole and a 3/8 inch upper rim and a 1 1/2 notch in upper rim. Warm moist air rises through 3 1/2 and disperses in 3/8 rim and exhausts through notch and through the quilt box..
Originally Posted by Eyeshooter
Inner covers have been used under telescopic covers forever. Placing a quilt box above the inner cover somehow does make the inner cover a condensation plane.
I also have a 3/4 inch hole in the feed shim below the inner cover.
It is easier to scrape the bees off the underside of the inner cover than the wire mesh and cloth of the underside of the inner.
It is quite alright to use an inner with a quilt box above it. Zero(touch wood) winter losses doing it this way.
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