The idea for this item came from a Leicestershire beekeeper
who wanted to try it in conjunction with drone sacrificing to reduce
varroa numbers. His name was Chris Dear... I was an equipment
manufacturer at the time and I made a few for him to try, While I was
making his, I made a few extra ones so that I could also try them in
my own bee management.
I sold several hundreds of these, but I have had little
feedback from others as to how useful they were.
They really came into their own in conjunction with the
Frakno Thymol frame... and the method of use will be featured on this
The components making up this device are:-a 22 mm
two x 38 mm wide Hoffman side bars,
two x Manley style
a mid bar that is effectively another topbar with the lugs cut
and two 3 mm thick plywood panels to blank off the space formed
by using a piece of shallow drone foundation.
Originated... 20 Feb 2002