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I recently made a handful of migratory covers, and I am wondering if anyone uses spacers to leave a small gap between the box for ventilation purposes?

I generally glue in pieces of Popsicle sticks in my inner covers for this purpose, and it seems to work well. Just curious if anyone has tried this for migratory covers?
 

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Clint Walker in Texas has a reversable lid. I hads a rim on one side with gaps for ventaltion and for feeding pollen. Then he flips them over for the winter time.
 

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I've never heard of that. But it seems like such a simple easy way to have the best of both worlds. Thanks.
 

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I second that. I just use a pencil sized twig on one or both sides to raise the top up. If you use a bigger twig they will begin to use it as an upper entrance. You may or may not want that depending on what the hive is doing. If there is a honey flow it is good to have a top entrance . . . if there is a dearth and they are robbing then it is bad as they cant guard it very well.
 
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