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Offline WLF1961

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Broodnest management
« on: March 22, 2009, 11:49:46 AM »
Hello all, was wondering if any of ya'll read the article in March ABJ by Roy Hendrickson on pg 223. I read where he prefers to use  a 10 frame hive body on top and a 9 frame med super on bottom for his broodnest. Just curious why just a 9 frame med under a 10 frame deep? Any of ya'll do this? I have 1 1/2 deep hives but both are 10 frame and the med is on top here in southeast Texas. Thanks for your thoughts.

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Re: Broodnest management
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 12:46:48 PM »
I'm not sure of his reasons for changing the spacing, but probably he expects the medium to be full of pollen and honey.  Walt Wright keeps a shallow on the bottom for this.
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Offline Pond Creek Farm

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Re: Broodnest management
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009, 06:34:48 PM »
Michael:  I do not understand.  In situations where a deep and mediums are used, I have always read about the larger of the boxes being on the bottom.  Why would a smaller medium or shallow be under a deep?  The only reason I even notice this as strange is convention, so I am not arguing with the set up.  I am just curious.
Brian

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Re: Broodnest management
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009, 06:57:24 PM »
Michael Bush
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