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« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2006, 03:33:32 PM »

I don't use landing boards on the bottom entrance. Don't see the need for them.
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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2006, 03:34:29 PM »

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And what about landing board?

I didn't use a landing board at all last season, but plan to this season and all that follow.
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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2006, 03:41:10 PM »

I like landing boards. On cold weather it is very good.

When bees bring heavy loads numerous bees drop onto board.

And it is fun to look how they walk to hive and what pollen they have in their legs.

Bees prefer round middle entrance. Often there are  "rush hours" near openings.
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« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2006, 08:36:42 PM »

>And what about landing board?

I don't use them.  I don't see any use for them.

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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2006, 07:03:29 AM »

Thank you all. All your opinions are very interesting to me.
For few days i go to Austin TX. Do you have any suggestion what to see or buy there?
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« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2006, 07:28:07 AM »

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I don't use them.  I don't see any use for them.



Yuo use lower entrance either. Do you mimic nature way ?

I look your  homesides and you have landingboards there.  Tongue

I see a lot of use to landingboard. It is just nice for many reasons. At spring when it is cold I put larger landingboard. When bees come home they should get in quickly.  On rape field when bees come with heavy load they drop to grass. There are  hunders of bees resting in front of hive when they tried to fly into hive. Last summer I had good pastures and bees need to fly only few hundreds meters to home. They flyed direct into hive.

Lower entrance is very good because it keeps hive warm. Warm air goes upp. In our climate warm is very important. We have just few days over 25C during summer.

But in Finland many are such opinion that landingboadr is vain. As you see, it is same what you use.
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