Does the notch on the inner cover go up or down?

This allows air and bees to go through the notch in the inner cover, all year round. During winter, turn the notch side of the inner cover down to provide an upper entrance and ventilation. This also means the deep side of the rim is downward. In the summer, turn the notch side up….

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Do bee hives need an inner cover?

Purpose of an Inner Cover An inner cover’s purpose is that it provides honey bees with more insulation, allows moisture to escape the beehive, and helps circulate fresh air throughout the hive. It also prevents bees from propolizing the hive’s outer cover, while functioning as an upper entrance and exit.

Do you use an inner cover with a hive top feeder?

The feeder sits directly above the top deep hive body, with the telescoping outer cover sitting on top of the feeder. Note: the inner cover is never used while the feeder is on the hive. Fill feeder with sugar syrup. Cover the feeder with your telescoping outer cover.

Which way should frames be in a hive?

Frames that run cold way are perpendicular to the hive opening. If you have a standard Langstroth box on a standard Langstroth bottom board, your frames are perpendicular to the opening, so they are cold way.

Where does top feeder go in a beehive?

A top feeder sits on top of the upper box of the beehive, with an empty hive box placed around it. Each type of feeder has it’s own benefits and disadvantages, so different beekeepers prefer different feeders. The top feeder for bees is good because they are protected from the sun and they usually hold a lot of syrup.

How do you vent a beehive for winter?

A common approach to hive ventilation is the use of popsicle or craft sticks. Placing one at each corner of the inner cover raises the outer cover up just a bit to aid in fresh air. Another technique is the use of screened holes in the top boxes.