Tagged: small cell

Bees Teaching Each Other

When the light is low and just right, it’s possible to follow a bee’s flight path. On occasion, I’ve observed pairs of bees leave a...

Historical Comb Cell Size

New research indicates that the basic premises for small cell beekeeping are in error. Brood foundation hasn’t been enlarged. And historical cell size measurements...

Mann Lake PF-100 Plastic Frames

The Idea Need a frame/foundation based natural beekeeping system? Mann Lake PF-100 plastic frames have several advantages: convenient economical 4.9mm cell size pest resistant...

Yard Report – June 2012

The Idea A couple brood cycles make all the difference in hive populations. Now, these bees are truly Wyoming bees raised on nothing but...

Yard Report – May 2012

The Idea Five 3 lb bee packages were installed in single, conventional, 10 frame Langstroth hives. These were filled with plastic small cell frames...

Bee Unto Others

Interested in beneficial bacteria in bees? In bee probiotics? Checkout Laurie Ramona Herboldsheimer’s Micro Refs. Dean and Laurie are quite active in the small...

End In Sight

The Idea It’s been nine years since I embarked on my small cell experience. And I have a little more to share. In 2007,...

A.I. Root’s Cell Size

The Idea A.I. Root was a pioneer commercial foundation manufacturer. He: measured natural worker cell size tested various cell sized foundation for bee acceptance...

Variable Cell

The Idea Is it possible to trick bees into building a natural broodnest structure, consisting of a variety of cell sizes, on a single...

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