hi all - i've purchased all 8 frame medium equipment (great idea from mr. bush) and am getting ready for my packages to arrive next weekend. I assembled 9 supers this morning. only split one and only put two handles upside down. only whacked my thumb once. then I guess the coffee kicked in or I got the hang of it or both...
some questions -
should i pitch the hives forward slightly. i am using no foundation.
my thought is to level them then pitch slightly for drainage..
when i install my (3lb) packages should I use 8 frames?
I may have room for 9 frames as I've trimmed my top and sidebars an eighth inch. thoughts?
after how long should I add the upper brood box.
how many boxes will i use for brood?
should i use an excluder?
considering brushy's inspector jacket with hood. any thoughts?
thanks for any comments or suggestions...