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moisture control

  1. Equipment/Hardware
    Normally, I run fondant with an inner cover and a piece of sound deadening material above it as my moisture board (normally is moldy come spring). It seems to have worked decently well the last few winters. However, I noticed Dadant has a moisture control box with ventilation and a sliding front...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I taped the seams of some of my hives a few weeks ago to keep robbing pressure down. It works. Didn’t think twice about it when I put my Bee Cozys on during a cold snap. Noticed yesterday my big hive had some condensation buildup. Removed the Bee Cozy and the tape and sure enough there is a...
  3. 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...
  4. Bee Forum
    I posted before that I was making quilting boxes. I've just put them on and they are indeed working like I expected, but now I have a new concern and that is this: am I actually starving the hive of moisture that they might need in order to get water during the winter? I am just across the lake...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hello, This is my first season of beekeeping. I have 2 hives (2 deep with screened board and inner cover + telescopic cover). I am trying to plan my winter. Although the storages are full in hives, I am going to put sugar bricks on top to make sure the bees will have enough food for winter. I...
  6. Equipment/Hardware
    As a painter I use heavy canvas fabric drop cloths. It occurred to me that making inner covers out of this heavy fabric would be economical and help with moisture control. I see plastic canvas in use as an inner cover but not fabric. Has anyone tried this?
  7. Diseases and Pests
    This system worked for me and helps reduce Heat waves and different bacteria that love the heat and grows on bees, this also helps speed up honey production. feel free to adopt my idea, you will need 4 thin blocks of light wood, wood glue, staple gun for the screen and small nail to hold the...
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