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Offline bee-nuts

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Three queen hive
« on: May 17, 2010, 11:50:51 PM »
OK, Im thinking of doing something crazy.  A three queen hive for basically a publicity stunt on you tube.  Im thinking the two swarms I caught and whats left in the original hive with a deep and a medium for each brood chamber, a shallow in between brood with excluder on each side shallows.  This will get extremely tall.  Is there another way to keep queens separate without the added boxes in between?  I want to get this ready for the blackberry flow.

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Re: Three queen hive
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 01:46:46 AM »
I would look more towards a side-by-side arrangement with shared supering.

See:

[English-language]
http://maarec.psu.edu/CCDPpt/TwoQueenSystemFeb2009.pdf
http://www.beebehavior.com/modified_two_queen_system.php

[French]
http://home.citycable.ch/apiland/index2.htm
http://www.abeilles-26.com/categorie-10599093.html

[Russian]
http://www.foodsmarket.info/news/content.php?id_news=873&id_groups=15

As an example, I was going to do it this way:
https://docs.google.com/drawings/edit?id=1Q6hyCGgpWcmNQtrY9FMywJO68kjCh5Izo-jc3tywILo&hl=en

If you really want it all in one stack, you can go with double-screen boards or doubled QEs.
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