Re: "lier or a fool"
That is how my words are coming across to you but that is not want I said. Opening the hive is a disturbance of the hive as it is a super organism.
Originally Posted by Daniel Y
Checkerboarding as I have read in the pamphlet, is a manipulation of the honey frames to encourage the expansion of the brood nest. Does it matter that you are just moving honey frames if your intention is to affect the brood nest? I cannot envision any workable manipulation that would effectively curtail swarming that does not affect the brood nest even if you don't move brood.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping