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Thread: Demaree method

  1. #1
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    Jun 2003
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    Jonquière, Quebec (ABOVE 48th parallel North!!)
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    Anybody using the Demaree method to increase surplus honey ?

    Does it work ?

    I know that it is firstly intended to prevent swarming when queen cells are already built and that it is labor intensive, but I know a beekeeper with around 50 hives that does it on each hive before the nectar flow. I don't know if he does it at the right time though. I suppose that it would be better to doit at least 40 days before the major flow ?

    Hugo

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    Join Date
    Oct 2001
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    Mason, MI, USA
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    I rotate my brood chambers about once every month and have found that I definately get more bees per hive. 500 hives and I also use FGMO fog weekly and cords every month.
    Clint

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    Clinton Bemrose
    just South of Lansing Michigan

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