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” I noticed something was trying to dig into the finished mud cap on one of the tunnels and I got to thinking.  Once sealed there is no need for it to be exposed.  Avery dots…..you can write the date on them, covers the tunnel for better safety from pests.  

You can also monitor the hive easier and see when new tunnels are sealed and tell when the fun has stopped for the summer.”

Great idea Cal!


Margriet


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