Re: Will the beespace be different for small cell bees?
It is interesting that at Stanford they have a large genetic food testing division and yet they have an outside company come in and put bee hives next to the fields. Stanford itself has nothing to do with the bees on it's property. Just saying. Now back to the real stuff.
Just to get bee space clear, the spacing of the normal frames are based on the spacing of the brood nest, right? This is why a lot of people have 10 frames brood nests, in a 10 frame box, and then only have 9 frames in the honey supers? This way they can build them out to the full depth that the bees like? Or are we just making them 9 frame for the bees to build them out for us, so we can uncap them easier?
On bee size, I know that honey bees don't like tomato plants, but bumble bees do. Is this because of size, and if we make a honey bee larger would they like the tomato plants? I do like the idea of seeing what size you can make the bees and see if they would go after different plants because of their changed size.
Disclaimer: I know enough to know I don't know anything yet.