Everyone nneeds a friend like you, TOTALLY AMAZING!
The stands are awesome and your observations on the equipment is something special.
The screened bottom board that I made ended up with a 3"x 1' screen horizontial across…"
To be clear, I didn't say that this was something you had to do, I threw out two suggestions. One; add the box, your choice as to where and number two; harvest a couple of frames and replace with blanks.
I was told by others that my production is in line with the other keepers that do not use frames. My bars have side guides so the bees use all available space down to the standard 1/8 inch of space between boxes and for some still unknown…"
No way am I offended, I even learn from the negative. Its not a Lang, you literally have to think outside the box on this one. Daniel Espalin is my bee teacher and he still can't get the concept of the Warre, the lack of a queen excluder…"
That's the word! It also leads to other health problems for the hive. I'm not an expert at this by no means, I still fumble along trying differnt things, mostly from european advise where the Warre started. I've also did…"
You are correct, the box goes in the middle. The Warre system allows the queen free roaming around the hive, the bees herd her elsewhere they need her to (its scary and amazing to watch this) be. The box in the middle gambit allows the…"
Jefferson and Rhett are giving you their collective experience in beekeeping, do not panic, it is great advise. OK! Now....
On the Warre' beehive system it is possible to "super" the hive BUT if this situation calls for you to…"
Man you work fast!
Make sure you keep under the hive clean from the debris that fall thru the bottom board it will attract predators like ants because it contains pollen dust and bits of wax. You are absolutely correct in your assumption…"
I haven't been on-line in awhile, catching up on the posts.
When we did the initial inspection of your hive I explained that it didn't need the quilt until the weather changes for the worst(winter). Bees have the ability to withstand…"
You can call the house at 281-7851 and my wife or son should pick up if you start leaving a message about bees or queens. They will give you my cell. I would give you my cell but don't like posting it because of all the non-business calls I would get.