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Offline sc-bee

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Re: Checkerboarding- How it's done
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2014, 08:34:28 AM »
CBing Pros and Cons

Pros:
-Reduces Swarming – gives space for expansion
-No Brood Manipulation
-Larger Field Force of foragers
-Increased honey Yield


Cons:
-Must have drawn comb to start
-Tall stacks of honey supers
-Possible shb concern in shb areas- I ask about a shb concern in the tall stacks. Walt says he has no shb problem in his area. I suppose on s solution would be to extract as you go.

I decided to post this thread now because for alot of you now is the time to cb your hives. If not now the time is quickly approaching. For those that think you may have missed it by a couple weeks late, why not cb now and see. What do you have to lose. You can always go back and open the brood nest later if needed. No try - no gain :-D
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Re: Checkerboarding- How it's done
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2014, 08:41:30 AM »
Guys- Gals- Ya'll

I will not be posting anymore comments unless thier are questions or comments by other posters. If you were intrested in CBing I hope this thread has helped in some way pro or con. Thanks for for your indulgences and patience.

Take Care and Happy beekeeping

Steve
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Re: Checkerboarding- How it's done
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2014, 06:16:28 AM »
Thanks for the info SC.
Jim
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Re: Checkerboarding- How it's done
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2014, 11:11:40 AM »
Thanks for the info SC.
Jim

Thanks ..... hope some folks will give it a try. Does take a little first year planning. After that things fall into place better as long as you make the initial manipulation early enough.
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