We currently have 5 Carni-cross hives doing well on 4.9 foundation. Some frames will have to be redrawn. We are still hoping to shakedown two more hives, although it may be late in the season. We have raised two queens from the first 4.9 hive and would like to place them with the hives we shakedown next. I am sure we will have to shake these down again next year, although, these hives have made over 5 gal. of honey this season.
I am wondering what to expect next from this breed of bee? Has anyone else worked with Carniolans on 4.9 foundation? None of these bees have had medication this season. If anyone can give us any insights on what to expect next, we would appreciate the feedback.