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Hive Doctor Heat Mitigation


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Hi.

With a hive doctor base the front door is 60mm. They have 6% under floor ventilation unlike a solid floor base. 

How have people found them in hot weather? The new hive is in a sun trap and its amping up to be a hot year so wondering if heat is an issue.

 

Any thoughts welcome.

 

 

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On 5/11/2020 at 10:56 AM, Trevor Gillbanks said:

Which version of HD do you have.  Move the box forward in summer so the whole front is open.  I have never had an over heating problem with any of the models.

 

I have the original. Single 60mm disk opening. The location is very sunny. I'm going to add second brood box today so that should help if it is too hot.  Thanks for the reply

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On 12/11/2020 at 8:32 AM, Trevor Gillbanks said:

Have a look at my video  

 

  At around 2.30 minute mark you will see how to move the base forward to the full open position.

 

 

 

Thanks for the refresher @Trevor Gillbanks. The HD original is still a great piece of hive ware but the new base is simply awesome. I'm finding the three dial entrance a really sophisticated tool and it is certainly a better fit base to fix to hive stands.

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