Re: D.E. Hives from Canada....anyone Northern Beeks have some? Do bees winter better
I run the "conversion kits" on all of my Lang hives. I've been happy with the results. Since I made the switch to all of my hives instead of some of them I have no comparison. Mike Bush points out the benefits of the conversions such as: working hive from back of hive, comb running "warm way" and ventilation. I also like being able to use standard equipment for brood boxes and supers. Since I build my own stuff using D.E. designs isn't a problem.
Beekeeper? Shoot, my bees keep me!