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Chop n Crop

 
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Ligfiets
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 8:18 am    Post subject: Chop n Crop Reply with quote

Nuc arriving today and plan to install in TBH over the weekend, weather permitting. While doing the chop I would also like to fit the comb on to my usual top bars, so keeping all standard. Is this a good idea to do now all in one hit, or wait until later in the year to avoid too much disturbance now.

Any advice welcomed. Cheers. Brian.


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could do that, but at this time of year your nuc is likely to have wall-to-wall brood and I would not recommend chop & crop under those conditions.

Better to use 'hive substitution' or 'bar insertion' IMO. Both should be findable using the search window above, otherwise ask.
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