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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    I got this idea watching a video from UoG. I did this to nine colonies of various strengths. Some were nucs I transferred into ten frame equipment. The telescoping covers come off without any noise and the Duck Cloth peels back without effort or noise, just like the man said. No bees flew...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    2nd year/4 hives- One of the main reasons I lost my hives this winter was because of moisture. I'm endeavoring to not make that mistake again. I'm just starting to work with wood so decided to retrofit my MannLake's winter cover to be more like a Vivaldi board and add space for my Rapid Feeder...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all, beginning beekeeper here. I am preparing to receive a nuc in April and will be using a mason jar feeder on top of the inner cover. Which way should my inner cover be placed, notch up or down? There seems to be several different schools of thought on this. Secondly, I was considering...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hello All, This is my first year of beekeeping . . . and I believe I've made a mistake. (already? what?! JK) I kept hearing about the need for a hole in the inner cover and automatically assumed that you would need a hole in your telescoping cover as well, so bees could get out through the inner...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hi all, Finished my construction, and ready for the ladies to move in! http://i.imgur.com/VUPiIa2.jpg Question though... I've got inner covers with notches for top entrances. I've got the notches facing up and toward the back of the hive. I've pushed the telescoping top cover back to give as...
  6. Bee Forum
    I plan on putting my candy board above my top deep, over which goes the quilt box, over which goes the inner cover and outer cover. Is that what others use? And if not what's the thinking for it?
  7. Bee Forum
    Folks, I searched here pretty well, and I don't find a thread, so I need some advice. I've got two hives where the inner covers have warped or bowed down, into the bee space. They are both plywood, not masonite. I'm going to get another couple of covers ordered. Does masonite not warp or bow...
  8. Bee Forum
    After watching Mike Palmer and others use feed bags and other lightweight materials as inner covers, I decided to try it to save some money. I have expanded from 2 hives to 8 this year. Equipment starts adding up fast ! I really like being able to pull the bag back and expose just the few frames...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    I am using a top hive feeder and was wondering if I should have my inner cover on top of my feeder or should I be setting my feeder on top of the inner cover? Right now I have it so the inner cover sits on top of the feeder, but I am thinking it may be better to put the feeder on top of the...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all! I installed my first package yesterday and I think all went well. I am working with 8 frame, all medium hives, using foundationless frames. I put two supers above the super with frames to enclose the feeder (upside down bucket). When I went to install yesterday, I realized that the...
  11. Equipment/Hardware
    Hi. I've seen around the net several pictures of people that have double and even 4 nuc's to a single box. they all have some type of 'cloth' accross them that allow's them to remove the cover, and inspect a single nuc at a time w/o exposing the other 'nuc' in the same box. What type of...
  12. Bee Forum
    Hey fellow beekeepers, My inner cover has its normal hole in the center but does not have a notch in the side for the bees to exit. Do I need one? :scratch:
  13. Beekeeping 101
    Hello all! I am new to beekeeping, so the help I have received from this forum is GREATLY appreciated! I lost my first 3 hives my first winter because they were not fed properly. :( So this year, I am taking extra precaution to ensure the survival of my current 3 hives. :) I purchased 3 of...
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