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Hi i'm after some advice on the hive doctor inspection trays can we leave them in over winter. 

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Why would you do that. It will block off the vents which would kind of defeat the purpose of the vents. 

But in answer to your question.  Of course you can. 

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2 hours ago, Mark K said:

Hi i'm after some advice on the hive doctor inspection trays can we leave them in over winter. 

Trying to slide them in is a pain 

I just sit them under the base now .

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47 minutes ago, kaihoka said:

Trying to slide them in is a pain 

I just sit them under the base now .

For the Original Floor, for the front one, kneel on the ground in front of the hive and use left hand to guide the end into the notches, and the right hand to set the clips to hold them in. It only takes a few seconds once you know where they clip in.

For the back on, kneel behind the hive and do the same thing. The middle one is much easier and can usually be done from the side.

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I install my over winter and remove them for summer. 

Our bees do live in the Taupo area so gets quite cold. 

I have drilled holes in the corners to allow the water to run out as they seem to get a bit in them when it rains. I like the mk2 ones much easier to use than the mk 1. 

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