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Offline Rabbitdog

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Going to small cell
« on: May 17, 2006, 09:34:33 PM »
I would like to switch over to small cell and have a few questions about the process of conversion.  First, is it necessary to switch out all of the comb at one time or can I just insert a frame or 2 when convenient as other old comb comes up for replacement.
Second, is it a tremendous stress on the bees to go straight to smallest size foundation or should I first raise a generation on 5.1?
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Offline Michael Bush

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Going to small cell
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2006, 01:09:46 AM »
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