I'm confused. Are you saying that only commercially made slatted racks are meant to be placed with the slats running perpendicular to the frames? That doesn't seem practical for IPM. Why would they build them that way? Running the slats in the same direction as the frames seems sensible for mite control. I don't plan on constructing my own and planned on purchasing a rack from a supplier. Please advise.It helps to realize they perform different functions.
Now, if you build yours, run the slats the same direction as the frames, not across the frames as are commercially made. That way the mite fall won't land on the slats and hitch a ride on a bee returning to the brood nest.
Steven,It helps to realize they perform different functions....
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