Re: When to Open the Sides of the Broodnest
Now I am confused.
If you have drawn comb that is empty next to the comb with brood in it how does putting a different frame in that place help with anything? Do you replace an empty drawn frame with an undrawn frame?
If the frame on the outside of the brood is gilled with honey, nectar and pollen you then put it above the brood nest and replace with what...drawn or undrawn frames.
so as per the schematic is "E" drawn empty or an undrawn frame? I understand it to be undrawn and best to have foundationless with a starter strip or peek a boo foundation such as what Lauri tried.
The purpose being to keep the bees building rather than making swarm preps.
Does undrawn plastic foundation not work at all?
Originally Posted by MattDavey
Last edited by WBVC; 02-06-2015 at 10:03 AM.
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