I'm dedicated to reading all the posts regarding queen rearing and am familiar with some tenants shared here. Last year I learned about the Cloake board (or CB) (AKA Floor-without-a-floor or FWAF) method of using a queen-right hive from start to finish. I've also read the posts and comments about using super-packed queenless hives for queen rearing from start to finish. As I understand it, Cloake and those who use his method as he prescribes get good results. Most here seem to report mostly using queenless hives.
I'm hoping some of you will fill me in on the pro's and con's of each and guide me to choosing between them....
Currently, I'm leaning toward Cloake since I don't have to make a split from my few (8) hives to get cell starters/finishers. This means less equipment and presumably (in my inexperience) with less work as I don't have to shake bees so often.