Quercetin and evening primrose are two supplements for hives that will calm and get rid of your hives faster. ( 19 ) Quercetin is a natural antihistamine and an anti-inflammatory. Test tube studies have revealed that quercetin prevents immune cells from releasing histamines, which cause allergic reactions like hives. ( 20 ) Other studies have also shown that quercetin, a natural medicine and phytochemical, is as effective at fighting allergies as some prescription medications, all with little to no side effects. ( 21 ) Other supplement recommendations include vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D and fish oil . ( 22 )
You will lose moist, warm air through an upper entrance. In a very cold climate, the heat loss through an upper entrance might be too great, such as most of Canada and the Midwest of the United States. Perhaps quilt users in those climates should consider a small, lower entrance in winter, a single deep arrangement, and experimenting with the quilt thickness. The quilt should be thick enough to keep the hive warm and allow the moisture in the warm air to condense in the upper layer of the insulating material, but thin enough to assure a sufficient flow rate of air to move moisture out of the hive to keep all interior surfaces dry most of the time. Another obvious variable is the ability of air to flow through the insulating material. Rusty has had very good performance with a few inches of lightly packed wood shavings that are very dry when placed. I was amazed when we noticed how dry the lower chips were and how moist the upper ones were on inspection. It was that moment where the mechanism of what was occurring dawned on me.