Beekeeping forum: Quilt to keep moisture out of hives.

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Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 28, 2014 7:44 AM CST
This popped up on my Facebook page from my beekeeping group. No sewing required. Rolling on the floor laughing

http://www.honeybeesuite.com/how-to-make-a-moisture-quilt-fo...
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Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Aug 28, 2014 12:47 PM CST

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Interesting Thanks for sharing Greene.

I'll have to see what my husband thinks of that idea
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Jan 19, 2015 10:42 AM CST
@Greene,

Thank you for posting the above link. I built one for my bees and it definitely kept my bees dry in our very wet Pacific Northwest.

Thumb of 2015-01-19/Toni/b1fa0b

Toni
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 19, 2015 10:47 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Tom
Nooksack, WA (Zone 8a)
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TomPNW
Feb 24, 2015 4:24 AM CST
Like you @Toni I agree I used them this year too and my hives stayed dry and the girls in one hive are quite attached to it, literally. I have a 2-1/2 inch mountain camp feeder under it and the cluster is attached to the bottom of the quilt into the feeder with hardly any bees in the brood box. I suppose they will go down sooner or later when the queen starts laying. Actually I'm surprised that the queen hasn't started laying yet as warm as it has been. Getting 2 more nucs this spring so I'm building more quilt boxes but using 2X6 boards for the boxes since I have a lot of dry 2X6s laying around.Thumb of 2015-02-24/TomPNW/58a4f5


Note that I held the fabric up from the bottom of the boxThumb of 2015-02-24/TomPNW/c549af

and that I rolled a piece of lath inside the fabric and nailed inside the box which pulls it tighter
Thumb of 2015-02-24/TomPNW/f7bf82

I'm filling mine with cedar shavings.
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Feb 27, 2015 5:35 PM CST
Wow Tom that looks wonderful! I am so glad your girls are liking it. Well done I tip my hat to you.
Toni
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