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Winter Ventilation / Honey Bees

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Enemy of a Bee Hive / Excessive Moisture.
I've tried various moisture control techniques
over the past winters most have been mostly successful
but I am always looking for new ideas and better
ways. This time around I have decided to leave
on my Mann Lake Feeders after feeding was
over with in the fall and set them up as
ventilation and moisture control top boxes.
I will post the results here in the Spring. Gary
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Adding Pine Shavings to a Mann Lake Feeder to absorb excessive hive moisture.
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Using a thin towel to cover the middle screened area of a Mann Lake Feeder and adding Dry Pine Shavings to absorb excessive hive moisture.  Inner top cover and outer telescoping cover reinstalled with a brick on top.
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Using a thin towel to cover the midd…
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Using a thin towel to cover the middle screened area of a Mann Lake Feeder and adding Dry Pine Shavings to absorb excessive hive moisture.  Inner top cover and outer telescoping cover reinstalled with a brick on top.
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Using a thin towel to cover the midd…
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Using a thin towel to cover the middle screened area of a Mann Lake Feeder and adding Dry Pine Shavings to absorb excessive hive moisture.  Inner top cover and outer telescoping cover reinstalled with a brick on top.
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Using a thin towel to cover the midd…
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Using a thin towel to cover the middle screened area of a Mann Lake Feeder and adding Dry Pine Shavings to absorb excessive hive moisture.  Inner top cover and outer telescoping cover reinstalled with a brick on top.
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Using a thin towel to cover the midd…
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Closed up for Winter.  Entrance reducers in place / Ventilation - Moisture Absorption Boxes in Place.  Bricks on Top.  This section done... Hoping there is enough food...
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Closed up for Winter. Entrance redu…
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Closed up for Winter.  Entrance reducers in place / Ventilation - Moisture Absorption Boxes in Place.  Bricks on Top.  This section done... Hoping there is enough food...
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Closed up for Winter. Entrance redu…
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