I have yet another question. (thank goodness it doesnt cost per question )
It would be nice to have a honey crop next year and since I have only one established hive, I hope to have a little from that hive.
I plan to start 4-8 more hives next spring. I would like to get a honey crop from them but I know if I buy 3 pounds of bees with a queen, it is likely that I will not get a honey crop..at least that is what the books say.
Would I more then likely get a honey crop if I buy a nuc full of bees and brood and then place them in deeps rathern then buying 3 pounds of bees?