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National Snelgrove Board

National Snelgrove Board
Price: £36.90
Ex VAT: £30.75
Product Code: M8003
Size (L x W x H): 460.00mm x 460.00mm x 25.00mm
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All sizes available. Hinged doors on thee sides above and below. Perforated steel mesh over central hole. We recommend "Swarming, its Control and Preventation" by Snelgrove as the definitive work on swarm control.

Snelgrove's ingenious swarm control method is suitable for the beekeeper with a few hives in the garden. It relies on splitting the colony and continuously bleeding young bees from a top brood box to the lower part of the hive. Many variations in use are possible - his first method is as follows:- Reorganise the hive with the queen on one frame of open brood, with other broodless frame, at the bottom, then a queen excluder, supers and finally another box with all the other brood frames. Four days later, put the Snelgrove board under the top box and manipulate the extrances in sequence.

Day 4: Open top left entrance.
Day 7: Close top left, open bottom left and top right.
Day 14: Close bottom left and top right, open bottom right and top back.


Queen cells in the top boxes should be destroyed and the two brood boxes later united.

Made from 10mm redwood laths and 6mm plywood with a central slot measuring 90x25mm covered with galvanised mesh. This ensures bee scents can still pass through the hive. The doors are hinged using bzp (bright zinc plated) screws and opened by the use of plated screw eyes. Doors are 100mm long.

 

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