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Spring Management – Part 2

A week later, this colony is once again reviewed for the condition of the queen and how the colony is progressing. John “reverses” the hive bodies for the season to provide more room for the developing brood nest. The litter found on the bottom board is discussed as the bottom board is cleaned. Burr combs are removed. 

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  1. What is the reason for “reversing” hive bodies?
  2. Can the bottom board debris give an indication of colony condition?
  3. What is an indication that the colony is progressing since a previous inspection?