Re: "liar or a fool"
I followed the CB to about the letter last year on one of my hives at the house. They were slow to build and I collected them from the neighbor’s cotton wood tree on June 6th. They only used one half of the hive as if they wanted only 5 frames per box. As Walt stated earlier it was a record mild year for us as well and my log recorded record high temp of 75 F for easter and 86 on May 14th. My apple bloom was only a week early (I record most of my trees but use the Gravenstien). I pulled zero pounds from that hive and drew no new foundation (recorded). If I were MP I would have tore it down and made OW nucs out of it but they moved into the shallow with brood and were saved!
I like the info from the German, I am going to study it a bit but right now I think I am going to do what Crazy Roland told me in Wisconsin last year.
“Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up” Alfred Pennyworth Batman Begins (2005)