Re: I need all the advice I can find!
one thing to remember about using TBH hives from Langstroth hives is that they are not the same thing.
Think of beekeeping as similar to driving.
Many many people drive cars. They learn to drive them and spend perhaps all their lives, if not most of them, driving cars.
But driving doesn't only consist of cars does it?
there are folks who drive ( ride, operate) motorcycles and semi-trucks too. You don't drive a motorcycle or a tractor-trailer the same way you drive a car.
It requires a bit of a different approach and management style.
If you try to drive a tractor-trailer like a car, you will not likely be successful, no matter how long you have been driving cars.
You manage TBH's differently from Langs. That's all.
keep on truckin,
No, I am NOT a bee "Keeper". Anything I post is just my opinion. Take it easy and think for yourself.