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  1. #21
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    Oct 2003
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    It is worth a try. A famous man's quote was: "everything works if you let it"

    I love my SBBs. A constant window into what is happening in the hive, extra ventilation (so less moisture) which should help chalkbrood. If persistent chalkbrood, then the queen is the problem.

    It is nice to see frozen shb curled up on the bottom board in the late winter ....

    Rick

  2. #22
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    Apr 2003
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    Greenville, TX, USA
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    My experience has some basis for comparison, but not a tremendous amount. I have a shared yard with my mentor. My hives all started from his years ago. He uses solid bottom boards, I use screens year around. I pretty consistently out produce him side by side and lose fewer hives. In the early spring, my hives are dry inside and his typically have some moisture issues. Not huge differences, but enough to notice.

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