View Poll Results: Housel Positioning

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  • Yes, I use Housel positioning when arranging brood frames

    14 60.87%
  • No, I do not use Housel positioning and I'm not concerned about positioning left and right handed side of brood comb.

    9 39.13%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Des Plaines, IL
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    Determine what percent of participants arrange their combs according to Housel positioning
    5-8 hives

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona, USA
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    I am using Housel Positioning only to see if I can determine any difference. So far I have not noticed any positive correlation.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    San Mateo, CA
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    I tried it but find it almost impossible to maintain while extracting, making nucs, combining deadouts etc. Also, once the comb gets black, no way you can see the pattern on the bottom of the cells. Maybe a hobbiest with a few hives might be able to keep things staight, but no way a commercial operation could. My non-scientific experiments with it did not show me that it was worth persuing. And for sure, small clusters do not center on it. That I saw several times.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Inver Grove, MN
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    If it ends up that this is a requirement for keeping healthy hives, then I give up. My eyes aren't good enough, and my patience isn't great enough.
    Linux - World domination through world cooperation

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Bradenton, FL, and Davenport, IA, USA
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    Its easy for a commercial operation to keep it straight. When you install the foundation, mark the top of the frame for easy reference. Works well for people who can't see inside used comb. Just mark the frames.
    Scot Mc Pherson<br />McPherson Family Honey Farms<br />Davenport, IA<br />BeeWiki: <a href=\"http://beewiki.linuxfromscratch.org\" target=\"_blank\">http://beewiki.linuxfromscratch.org</a> <br /><br />Pics:<br /> <a href=\"http://linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/pics/bees/\" target=\"_blank\">http://linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/pics/bees/</a>

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