Re: Retiring a brood box, How to?
Yep, I all with Eikel on this one. A deep and a couple dirty drawn frames surrounded by 8 undrawn frames will make for a GREAT swarm trap! I'll be using retired dry rod damaged deeps with permanent bottoms with this frame layout as swarm traps. I can get a few more years out of those deeps as traps. Stinky comb is a great draw as well. Once a swarm moves in move and the queen starts laying in them, move the old frames to the outer edges of your new set up. The queen will stop laying in them. Once the brood has emerged, you can replace them with undrawn frames and start the trap all over again.
Originally Posted by Eikel
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