Re: Questions on...going to small cell and going to 8 frame mediums
As for the local/mutt bees, I assume she is talking about http://www.wildernessbees.com/
I think for the 2-3 years for local queens, I think she means queens that she has made.
I was reading somewhere that the further north you are, the larger your bees. I would love to find the source of this information and research it further. I am only slightly south of WW, and I had some bees from foundationless frames that would not fit through the entrance reducer, so I had to flip it over and scoot it out so they could enter and exit. If you have large cell bees, they will not fit in the small cells, so they will not be able to feed the hatching brood. I would suggest getting them some foundation that is the same size as they are, and then moving to foundationless, so they can make the cells the proper size (genetically) for them and not what was forced upon them.
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