How much is "lots of brood"?

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Kens
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How much is "lots of brood"?

Unread post by Kens » June 11th, 2019, 7:15 pm

I read and hear people referring to "lots of capped brood".

What is meant by "lots of brood" in terms of how many well filled frames?

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Re: How much is "lots of brood"?

Unread post by BadBeeKeeper » June 12th, 2019, 2:04 am

I think it varies with whoever is saying it, there is no specific definition...and it isn't all going to be capped- it will be in all stages.

In my case, I would say that 6 out of 10 frames (per box) is good, while 8 out of 10 frames is very good.

Really, you have to get whoever is saying it to be more specific.

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Re: How much is "lots of brood"?

Unread post by BDT123 » June 13th, 2019, 5:48 pm

I agree with BBK, 6 frames of capped brood, (12 sides) is good, and with a couple frames of stores on each side it is time for a second brood box.
If the second box is similar, pile on the honey supers.
Brian

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