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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    I had some leftover Azek boards from a house project and thought I'd make some quilt boxes. The boxes are ventilated on all 4 sides. I inset the screens within the boxes to leave space for pollen patty or sugar feeding. Is there any issue with using plastic for these boxes? I understand that...
  2. 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...
  3. Bee Forum
    When do people normally dewinterize their hives: remove quilt boxes, wrappings and perform their first full hive inspections? I managed to overwinter both my hive and Nuc this winter and am wondering when to do these things. Temperature has fluctuated somewhat here in downstate NY and there's...
  4. 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?
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