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markb2603

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Donegal, Ireland
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I moved over to solid UFE floors last season on my hives. I previously was on standard OMFs. The winter cluster last year in the hives was very much centrally located which makes sense as that’s where the brood nest was. This year, since I made the switch I notice the cluster and brood nest very much to the front and directly above the UFE entrance to the hive. Why would this be as I assume it would be cooler there than anywhere else? Ventilation purposes? Protection?
 
I notice the cluster and brood nest very much to the front and directly above the UFE entrance to the hive.
it means they still have plenty of their stores behind them, it's how the nest is configured - whether OMF or solid floors
 
Thanks, I had noted they are being incredibly frugal this year. Lots of unused stores across all hives.
 
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