Re: Winter clusters chimney up and starve out
The mention above about small size boxes. I wanted to point out one thing about making them. I make 5 frame nucs. But in doing so I also realize they cost almost as much as a full size hive. the bottom board and outer cover are only half the plywood. but the savings on the box itself is only the wood for one end. Just keep that in mind if you decide to use them. they are basically a very expensive alternative. They take exactly the same amount of time to make. and they save only roughly 1/4 the material. Follower boards start sounding pretty good if you think about that for very long.
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