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Field Bee
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Location: Northern Virginia USA

« on: June 16, 2011, 11:59:45 AM »

There are books and books on deep hives.

Are there and books or reliable web sites on managing Medium Boxes? I decided to use 3 medium boxes instead of two deeps because of the weight. I was lucky this year with the way I rotated the two bottom boxes as the girls had plenty of stores at the end of the winter. I would like to be better informed this year because the colony has grown and I do not know if a second rotation (3rd to bottom) is needed or detrimental to the colony. Other meds in our club have been guessing and so far we have been lucky but all of us are looking for help.

Listen to others but make your own decisions. That way you own the results.
Galactic Bee
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 12:28:04 PM »

I wouldn't think it would matter as long as you don't rotate just before a cold spell.  In my opinion, tho, 99% of the rotations only serve to upset the hive and set them back a week while they rearrange their home the way they want it.

"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

*Shel Silverstein*
Super Bee
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Gamecock fan in UT land.

« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 09:25:53 PM »
Universal Bee
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 09:27:19 PM »

i'm with iddee.  better to move a few frames if you need to. 

.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville
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