Re: Checkerboarding verses Opening the Broodnest
This is quite contrary to what I have read and was told by older beeks. As long as you have enough space in the brood chamber (defined as two deeps or three mediums) the honey cap will keep the queen from venturing upwards but will not impede the worker bee from storing honey in empty supers above. If you don't have the supers on you will be in trouble.
Originally Posted by Mike Gillmore
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping