medium to deep brood chamber
I started my first hive of Russian bees this year with a medium super so that I can use only mediums in my entire hive and reduce the different sizes of equipment that I need. Well this year my bees came out of the winter very strong and I had a fairy early swarm that I want to try to avoid next year. My question is: Would it help relieve some swarming tendencies if I switched to a deep brood chamber? Also if I did try this how should I go about making the switch from a medium to a deep chamber?
With the Russians tendency to over winter in a small cluster and then build up quickly I thought that giving them a little more room might help.
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