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Hi,
I'd like to share an idea I have for winter moisture.

My idea is to make a sloped 3/4" spacer to be used instead of the inner cover.
Cover the top of the spacer with a product like GORE-TEX®.
In theory warm moist air could pass through the GORE-TEX®, condense on the telescoping cover then run out the back because of the slope.

Has anyone ever tried this?
 

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That might work sounds reasonable but just having good ventilation solves the condensation problem.
like the use of a SBB and 2/8ths spacer between the hive and inner cover I have no problems, but I do like your idea.
 

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I've been reading people in other climates using homosote boards, mountain camp sugar, & other methods for reducing moisture.

My only concern with my idea is the air in the hive might be too cool, & the moisture might condense on the inside of the goretex instead of passing through.

It would have to be tested in a cold climate.
 

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that would be my fear as well. hey if you got a working proto type and I catch a swarm I'll give it a try on swarm vs bees i bought.
 
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