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Vergilius 

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Hi guys,


Just want to know, what do you guys believe is the best way to make sure that your hives are properly ventilated for Winter whilst still ensuring that the girls are protected from chilly draughts?



Ben P
 

Queens59 

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On my OMF (open mesh floor) I think that is enough...
 

MuswellMetro 

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My stands have a ply skirt 150mm deep, (on this one it is actuallty a broken fragile planet ply super reused as a skirt)
 

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