- Jan 1, 2018
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- Number of Hives
- 40 plus 25 that I maintain for clients.
Yes if you have one of the 600mm diameter drum models (starting with the 12 frame radial already mentioned). I have been told that 14x12 won't fit screens on the 500mm diameter models.I will have to ask Ian if they do screens for the konigin to take 14x12. For the moment that's the only thing that has stopped me doing demaree on these hives.
Same here I have a 3/4 chest freezer with super frame stores and brood but I have 4 pollen frames which I have no room for.I don’t know. What would you do? I have a dedicated chest freezer so I have room for a few. Pollen goes mouldy over time. Stores are ok capped and put somewhere moth proof. Spray with Dipel?
All bees will use both entrances, that's the whole point, even if you end up with a new queen up top, you won't need to unite them at the end of the season when you squish one of the queens.JBM/Dani and others...further question
presumably you get to a point in a demaree with upper entrance during a flow, where some bees have advanced to flyers and start backfilling the emptying brood frames with stores. How do you handle this given that i was thinking you want to give those empty brood frames back to Q in bottom box in exchange for BIA?
No, you did rightone did have 2x q cups with standing eggs...but went ahead anyway - queue emoji for having done the wrong thing....
Just a note for the future you don't have to have a Demarree board, or even an extra queen excluder. they are just addons we have developed over the years. If ever I've felt that waiting any longer would be the wrong move, even if I had no other kit apart from a spare brood box and frames, I'd go ahead and do it and insert the board/QX laterthe others i didn't have time for as need to make demaree boards too, but if they're too far gone ill split as i need another couple of queens anyway