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biglongdarren 

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should i be better swapping my single center holed crownboard for one with a long shaped hole in case the bee's dont cluster in the middle of the hive,meaning that i can still place the fondant over them no matter where they are in the hive???
 

oliver90owner 

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Will it make any difference? You will still need to remove it if they are on the wrong side.

Central is a good bet. Two holes make changing the feed, if in a container, easier. I don't think the bees will worry too much if they have to move 40mm to get the food either.

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Last year mine clustered in the centre and then moved to the opposite end to the second opening in the crown board.

When I changed my fondant containers (only twice over 5 months and these were in Feb and March), I looked through the openings to see where the cluster was rather than break the seal on the crown board.

I would rather do this than chill then with a sudden up draught through the omf of the complete hive.
 

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