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Offline Brooklyn

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Cloake Boards
« on: August 08, 2010, 08:21:18 PM »
Has anyone used the cloake method of Queen raising? Anyone know of a good book or internet site that explains the cloake method?

Thanks for all the help
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Re: Cloake Boards
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 09:28:35 PM »
I have not tried it, but here is a good explanation on how to do it.
 http://robo.bushkillfarms.com/beekeeping/queen-rearing/

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Re: Cloake Boards
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 09:52:54 PM »
Thanks Allen.
Also does anyone have any plans on how to make a 8 frame cloak board?

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Re: Cloake Boards
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010, 06:50:16 PM »
I used one this year to raise about 100 cells and loved it.

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Re: Cloake Boards
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2010, 12:36:11 AM »
Here you can download an article by Sue Cobey in The American Bee Journal in 2005 concerning the uses of a cloake board.  It is in 2 parts and is PDF format.

http://www.honeybee.breeding.com/Publications.html

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Re: Cloake Boards
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2010, 02:40:34 AM »
There isn't anything you can do with a cloake board that you can't do with a queen excluder and an extra bottom and top, you can just do it more conveniently.  The use of it is to make a crowded queenless starter and then recombine it as a queenright finisher without having to disassemble things in order to do so.  You just slide out the board.

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Re: Cloake Boards
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2010, 09:29:54 AM »

Hear are some  plans and pic

http://www.beeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=321



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