- Jul 30, 2019
- Reaction score
- Titterstone clee South Shropshire
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- 86 + nucs/ mini nucs
There is more to it than I have said frame manipulations and box reversals even adding nurse bees. all I can say is they have to get to a Certian stage before I will remove frames of brood and not alway three deap brood frames.I'm sure you think know what you are doing Mark ...but it sounds like an extraordinary way to operate - more so for a prospective bee farmer ... I thought I was missing some magical way of making increase and getting a good honey crop from a small colony going into winter - when the perceived wisdom is that it is difficult to achieve both from a single established colony. You obviously believe you have found the way to achieve this and I wish you luck with it ... but I would not encourage anyone else to experment in the way you describe.
'Nuff said ...
As you know if the queen is a fecund one with a good flow or feed the queen can soon lay up drawn comb frames in a short amount of time.
And I agree I've been trying this system for this being the third season and for beginners isn't something I would promote.
Apologies to the op as I've taken the thread of topic.