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BEEKEEPING LEARNING CENTER => NATURAL & ORGANIC BEEKEEPING METHODS => Topic started by: Mark Smith on August 13, 2016, 08:02:29 pm

Title: Proper frame position
Post by: Mark Smith on August 13, 2016, 08:02:29 pm
I just watched an old video of Dee Lusby inspecting hives. She referred to the "Y" in the bottom on the cell and to use it to determine which way the frame goes back in the hive during an inspection. Can someone tell me more about this?
Title: Re: Proper frame position
Post by: sawdstmakr on August 14, 2016, 06:36:20 am
I will have to look at a several sections of natural drawn combs to verify if if they are always with the y in the up direction. It would be helpful if it is.
Jim
Title: Re: Proper frame position
Post by: gww on August 14, 2016, 10:10:59 am
mark
Look up the "housel positioning".
gww
Title: Re: Proper frame position
Post by: Mark Smith on August 14, 2016, 05:46:42 pm
mark
Look up the "housel positioning".
gww
Thank you for the info.
Title: Re: Proper frame position
Post by: sawdstmakr on August 14, 2016, 11:27:51 pm
I just checked my observation hive. It has all natural drawn comb.  At first all I saw were upright "Ys" then we looked at the bottom of some new drawn comb and saw peace signs (upside down "Ys").
Jim
Title: Re: Proper frame position
Post by: Mark Smith on August 15, 2016, 10:50:01 am
I just checked my observation hive. It has all natural drawn comb.  At first all I saw were upright "Ys" then we looked at the bottom of some new drawn comb and saw peace signs (upside down "Ys").
Jim
I did some more reading last night on the subject. I think in the long run it really doesn't matter. If you can position the frames correctly great. But if you don't get it perfect the bees will still be ok. As they always are..... Thanks