I've found some very interesting reading concerning broodnest structure in tbhs. And it validates one of my observations that queens prefer to lay in new comb rather than the old, dark stuff. A study was conducted in the past concerning this, but this beekeeping myth continues to be repeated in the US.
Check out the rest of the site as well. It's a interesting read. I don't know much about the organization, but I think sharing beekeeping skills is a great way to improve humanity. Anyone see any opportunities here?
[size="1"][ November 12, 2005, 12:36 PM: Message edited by: BWrangler ][/size]
Thanks for posting this, it is an interesting site.
Here's some research by
ms. Jennifer Berry, University of Georgia
that makes a similar observation, in Langstrogh hives.
Cool beekeeping site Dennis.