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Bottom-boards For Hiving

Categories: SWARMING.
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You will want also a number of bottom-boards, expressly for hiving; get

a board a little larger than the bottom of the hive, nail strips across

the ends on the under side to prevent warping; in the middle cut out a

space five or six inches square, and cover with wire cloth. These are

for your large swarms in very hot weather, to be used for four or five

days. They are much safer than to raise the hive an inch or more for

ventilation. They are also essential for many other occasions. I would

not do without them, even if the expense was ten times what it is.