Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Decatur, Georgia
    Posts
    4

    Default Using a sticky board with a slatted rack

    Hello, everyone. I am new to beekeeping this year. I got my first two nucs at the end of April, and it's time now to do my first varroa check. I was going to use a sticky board with my screened bottom board, then it dawned on me the slatted racks I'm using might interfere with the count. The slats on these don't run length-wise with the frames. The slats run side-to-side.

    Does anyone know how this will affect a varroa count? Or even more importantly, should I ditch these slatted racks altogether and get the other kind? (I'm picturing mites landing on the slats right now and crawling back up into the hives!)

    Many thanks,
    Cheryl

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Starkville, MS
    Posts
    302

    Default Re: Using a sticky board with a slatted rack

    Housekeeping bees keep the tops of the slats cleaned off, I wouldn't worry about them interfering with your count.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Decatur, Georgia
    Posts
    4

    Default Re: Using a sticky board with a slatted rack

    Great! Thank you.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads