Re: What is the secret to Ross Rounds?
In order to get them into ross rounds you need to push 2 deep boxes of bees and all brood that will fit into one box then put on the ross rounds during a strong honey flow. You must be vigilante in swarm control because crowding this tight will make them want to build q-cells and swarm. In my area I don't get long enough flows to produce much this way. Also the rounds in the jar usually doesn't stay positioned in the jar well, it tends to float up sideways once the jar is filled with honey. You'd be better off using shallow supers with thin non wired foundation or foundationless frames and doing cut comb. IMHO
Like M, Palmer stated earlier check out the book or cd "Honey in the comb" for an in depth description of Killion's management technique for producing comb honey.
Last edited by Sharpbees; 06-26-2013 at 11:44 AM.
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