Do not use inner and outer cover. That just provides extra space for SHB.
Use a flat or migratory cover.
Slightly elevate cover at rear for air flow. Or use spacer with upper
Run 9 frame in a 10 frame or 7 frame in an 8 frame box. Bigger comb and
easier to move around in box.
Cut 2 3/4" (70mm) hole slightly to rear of center in cover for mason feeder jar.
3/4" panel sheathing clip to hold brood box to base in stead of hive staples. Leaves no holes in the wood.
Bulk honey sales to Bill Merrit of Sopchopy
Cutts cell phone: 850-596-0348
Elmore on making splits
- Splits are done at the end of Feb. Nightime 45 degrees, daytime 65 plus. If its too cold split will freeze.
- Find Queen. Leave frame she is on old hive. Move her by the wings to new hive Wait 3 days and add a new queen to the old hive. This mimics a swarm. Elmore on how to make splits.
- Dont put apiguard or thymol in a hive for a week before mating or ithe queens scent will come off during her mating flight. She will be unrecognized when she comes back and possibly killed by the hive.