I'll agree that there's too much 'mythology' surrounding small cell (and some other stuff as well).
I didn't get wonky cells, but there were a bunch of other issues that made using small cell foundation to be a poor choice.
In a nutshell, I found regular rite cell to be the better choice.
Looks like "Finnman" is back on board. Good to see. It is good to have contrary opinions around to question the main stream. Especially from somebody who may be controversial, but really knows their stuff.
WLC: How did your Weaver bees do this winter?
Always question Conventional Wisdom.
"Now some processes are not worth improving."
Yeah, my point to Odfrank.
"But for me this whole issue of natural comb"
We're not talking about natural comb. He's using foundation.
And my drones are 'unarmed'. Good thing you guys are several states away!
USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft
This is news to me.
I've been painting all of my boxes white. Guess I better start repainting them all Camo.
To everything there is a season....
If you're gonna do that, Mike, don't do it half way... use CARC paint. (but beware the health & safety requirements while applying it!)
Three swarms, one queen added to brood from each of two purchased nucs (in deeps) for a total of 6 hives
As a super new freshman bee keeper, I am very interested in hearing what may work what hasnt and what works where. I have my own theory with no data yet to back it up which really wont matter cause what happens in one yard wont work the same way somewhere else. So it must be "all about the love(drones)" Everyone enjoy your spring flow and keep an eye out for swarm behaviors.
Randy Oliver Mckinney
Bee One Farms