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New Bee
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« on: June 20, 2012, 11:43:06 AM »

I would like to build a couple follower boards to reduce the space a weak colony has to maintain until they get built up. Should they only go as deep as a frame, or should they go all the way down to the bottom board?
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 01:15:51 PM »

I would think about moving the bees into a Nuc. 

A follower board will create more "dead space" for other vermin (spiders, roaches, SHB, etc.) to set up housekeeping in, whether you go all the way down or not, but I think by definition that a follower board seals off the unused area.

If you do decide to go with a follower, I would reduce the entrance so the bees can only enter their partition, and keep a close eye on the other side.

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