Point taken I think it would take a brave beekeeper to extract a full 14 x 12 though, especially in a tangential extractor.Surely you shouldn't need to be extracting brood frames anyway, you would use a BS shallow for honey.
Depends....if you only use brood box's,then you need to extract from brood frames.
well my 14x12 in full flow have no stores in the 14x12 box except on one side of the outer frames, and above the pollen archPoint taken I think it would take a brave beekeeper to extract a full 14 x 12 though, especially in a tangential extractor.
Pretty much my feeling. I get less pollen in the supers and can safely regard any honey in the supers as mine.My mistake, sorry I didn't realise this was a hoby bee site.
It is not a hobby bee sit. The forum is open to all. Young or old, hobby or commercial, new beeks or more experienced.
And all shades between those extremes. No discrimination here.
WRT 14 x 12 frames. I have used them for about 8 years and have never extracted one yet. Yes, the bees retain more honey in a 14 x 12 brood box. That does not worry me as I get more than enough honey as a hobbyist beekeeper, so do not need to steal all their stores as am income for me.
I feel my bees over-winter better on a single brood and with OMFs, they have more space to retreat from any severe weather conditions than if a single standard brood only.
Works for me in my area.