I don't say much but I've been following along. I have 8 hives which I intend to increase to 20 this spring. (My tongue is hanging out listening to you guys from the south talking about full frames of brood, etc.) I'm in Ct and biting nails on how many are going to make it. It's 20F tonight.
My question is... with all the work you people are doing... why hasn't anyone mentioned the kits. I.E. the one from Mann Lake. It's $65. Wouldn't this approach remove the dangers etc, of grafting. Seems to me it's closer to natural and would eliminate problems about getting brood the right age. Where am I wrong?