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  1. #1
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    Oct 2004
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    Hi Guys,

    If you've read about my checker boarding test, you know that I've got some hives that are ready to swarm. And it's that time of year to raise a few queens. So I took one of the hives and installed a Cloake board.

    Those manipulations through closing and opening the slide effectively put an end to the swarming impulse. I assume that the manipulations of a Snellgrove board have the same effect. I don't know much about it though.

    Regards
    Dennis

  2. #2
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    Nov 2003
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    North Alabama, SW Kentucky
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    Dennis,
    So you simply followed standard Cloake process for queen rearing and it also helped the swarming without any specific timing, etc??

    Here's the best description of Snellgrove I've found so far:
    http://www.xs4all.nl/~jtemp/snelgrove.html

    Waya
    WayaCoyote

  3. #3
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    Jun 2005
    Location
    Sawyer, Michigan, USA
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    Snellgrove has a book published “ Swarming it’s control and prevention” I got my copy form BetterBee.com it has many different methods for using the snellgrove board. I have used it on hives that were probably within hours of swarming and had good luck in preventing them form swarming. I have found the snellgrove board useful in re-queening also.
    Your description of a Cloake board sound similar to the Snellgrove board.
    The Busy Bee teaches two lessons: One is not to be idle and the other is not to get stung.

  4. #4
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    Cloake Board in use (per Dave Cushman's informative site):
    http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/method2.html

    Waya
    WayaCoyote

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