this is my first post so first of all hey! I've got a few commercial hives and have done for a few years but im looking at moving into a more natural approach and start using top bar hives as well/instead.
I wondered if anyone had any experience moving established colonies from frame hives to top bar and has any tips?
Also, I'm nto sure when to move them. I want to do it before the colony grows too big for summer and there's a lot of brood, but not so early they cant forage and replace lost stores in transit and get over the shock. Would march be a good time to make the move?