20 May 2014

Controlled, randomized

Mirabile dictu, the much-needed extra supers are now on both colonies.

One hive now has (from the bottom up) Brood/Super, QE, Super/Super/Super, and the other is the same except no Queen Excluder.

It's part of my plan to see whether a QE helps or hinders colony development, in a controlled randomized double-blind trial. See diagram (1). Or it could be that I forgot to bring it.

Diagram (1): Pretty much says it all, I feel. 

1 comment:

Roger said...

what were the results of this experiment?