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Sealing the outside edges of the inner cover for feeding bees

I have nucs coming, will be putting an empty box on top of my inner cover to feed them and putting the gable roof over the empty box - so that will expose my inner cover sides to the elements… I was planning on treating at least the edges but what are people’s thoughts?

I usually do mine in a stack with other boxes. Just the outer edges, as you say. No need to do the horizontal flat surfaces. :wink:

On the other hand, if you don’t have time, it will be fine for a season. After that, you may need to repair or replace the inner cover :blush:

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Hey coach! Welcome back, and my thought is that you could skip the extra empty box and put a baggie feeder under the gable roof instead.

Thanks Eva. Appreciate it.