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General Q&A, Bee chat and only Bee chat please
 #3263  by Jim Norfolk
 25 May 2019, 18:32
You can only alternate the direction of the boxes in symetrical square hives like the National. It won't work with a WBC nor a Langstroth and I am sure there will be others.
 #3264  by AdamD
 25 May 2019, 18:59
Steve (The Drone) wrote:
29 Apr 2019, 02:43
Time for a new myth. Local honey cures local hay fever. I for one certainly foster this story- lots of happy customers. But is it the placebo effect?
I do have customers who says that the (local) honey works. My assumption is that small amounts of pollen in the honey allow the body to get used to it. However my hayfever is from grass pollen, so my honey would be of no use.

One issue is that people think that taking a spoonful will give an instant relief like a drug, however the honey would need to be taken over a long time in order ti build up an immunity to the pollens in it.
 #3266  by Chrisbarlow
 25 May 2019, 21:06
Jim Norfolk wrote:
25 May 2019, 18:32
You can only alternate the direction of the boxes in symetrical square hives like the National. It won't work with a WBC nor a Langstroth and I am sure there will be others.
Your right Jim but the question still stands for national, why not kris's cross?
 #3270  by Chrisbarlow
 26 May 2019, 17:36
Steve, I tend to find they're as easy to crack open and twist round regardless of orientation.