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What is the type of hive cover used by professionals instead of the telescoping? Where can I find plans? What are advantages or disadvantages?
 

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>What is the type of hive cover used by professionals instead of the telescoping?

Migratory.

> Where can I find plans?

Only old flat board will do, but you can put cleats on the ends if you like.

> What are advantages

You can butt the hives against each other. They are cheaper. You have less equipment to mess with. They blow off a LOT less than telescopic covers.

>or disadvantages?

More condensation in the winter as you don't have the double wall.
 

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What Michael said.

You an cut 14 of them out of a sheet of plywood. But the will be a little narrow. Beehives aren't built with modern materials in mind.
 
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