Re: Small Cell Hive
Yes although the crop alone might not be the full story as it's very location dependant. A 80 lb crop in one place might be pretty good, where a 200 lb one in a really good area may be a dissapointment.
To truly compare, the hives would need to be run in the same yard, or at least close. And even then, when I was a commercial beekeeper some hives would do a box more honey than it's neighbor which had been run exactly the same. It could be getting more drift, or it could be a better bee.
So my one hive experiment is not going to give solid worthwhile answers but I'll put it away from other hives once it's up and running properly, and will be going treatment free. That's what I want to find out about for myself.
I might do another few SC ones, but to save the dramas that's happened doing this one, I'd take them as splits from this one once it's fully SC.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).