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Checker Boarding vs Conventional Methods After checker boarding for a decade, I reconfigured a beeyard and ran in a conventional manner. Checker boarded yards: 3 deep body hives checker boarded in March need no additional feeding produced twice the average honey crop less than 10% tried to swarm minimal inspections/labor Conventional  yards: 2 deep body […]

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Checker Boarding

Checker boarding is a simple and elegant swarm management tool. It uses the bee’s natural swarm and survival impulses to maximize hive populations and honey production. When checker boarding,  empty comb frames are alternated with feed frames in supers directly above the broodnest. Checker boarding: increases clustering space keeps the brood in direct contact with […]

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