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Y - upright   Y - is upside down


Research in wild building with honey bees has shown that the combs are built in such a way that one can notice from the outer combs to the middle that a Y can be seen (held up to the light). In our practice we also take this into account and we hang the frames in this way in the hives.



Frames marked with a Y or red line so that frames hang well from the outside to the middle.

What is the result? Firstly, the bees do less sting and secondly swarming disminishes to a big degree.

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