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Ventilation Part 4: The summer Langstroth hive

Here are some ideas for increasing summer ventilation in a Langstroth hive. They can be used singly or in combination, depending on your climate, weather patterns, hive strength, and personal preference. The screened bottom board used for Varroa control is an excellent device for increasing ventilation in a hive. Many designs have a tray or […] Read more

Ventilation Part 3: Warré hives take ventilation seriously

When we hear the term “ventilation” we often think of a source of fresh air. But ventilation is also a means of ridding the internal environment of excess heat, moisture, carbon dioxide, and airborne toxins and pathogens. Like any other animal, bees use oxygen and emit carbon dioxide and water vapor. The air containing these […] Read more