Sunday, May 14, 2017

off-label use of cloake board

bee, beekeeping, cloake board, emergency queen, off-label, queen excluder, sustainable, swarm, swarm trap,
I purchased the cloake board with an intention to raise emergency queens, but I've drifted into off-label territory.  My success with two swarm traps catches and limited bee yard space encouraged me to combine the swarms with the cloake board.  Both entrances face in the same direction and the movable floor is removed.   For several weeks, these swarms have been connected by way of the queen excluder which is integrated into the cloake board.

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