Re: Natural Selection Management
As it stands that is either unanswerable, or the answer wouldn't tell you anything! I'm not sure which!
Originally Posted by BernhardHeuvel
But (from memory) my 'overwintered' numbers have gone something like 1:3 (2012-13), 12:20 (2013-14), 40:60 (2014-15), 65:80 (2015-16).
Factor in: I currently have aged hive as follows:
2012 1 No.
2013 3 No.
2014 21 No.
2015 31 No.
That sums to 55, which would mean I lost 10 through spring and summer (since my 'overwinter' count about March). So my losses are higher than I had estimated.
I've no idea at all what has been going on inside these hives in terms of supercedure/swarming. I just know they've been constantly occupied.
Does that give you data to address your questions Bernard?
Last edited by mike bispham; 08-27-2016 at 09:23 AM.
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