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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I am new to beekeeping and constructed my first horizontal Langstroth hive. I am in the process of making design modifications before I build my second hive this week. I have been researching ventilation and moisture control, a lot, and feel like I am going in circles. Any help on the questions...
  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. 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...
  4. Bee Forum
    We are famous in the Pacific Northwest for our rainy winters. Last year I scraped mountains of dead, soggy bees out of my hives. So this year I'm trying quilting boxes for the first time. We'll see... Paul M http://oldmontgomerysfarm.com http://openwoodshop.com http://paddleandoar.com
  5. Bee Forum
    My paying job is as a controls technician; HVAC building controls. I need to control humidity and a chart is helpful. For example, if the air handling unit is bringing in 55 deg air at 100% humidity from the outside, it needs to be heated to 70 deg which brings the humidity to 50% for the...
  6. Bee Forum
    Hello, all. I'm a first year beekeeper in southeast Iowa. I bought a Russian pkg this year, installed it and took a mere 6 gal. I also recieved a swarm from a friend. Right in the middle between mean and dosile. Anyway, I was wondering if I missed anything. I've got ventilation holes in the...
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