Re: Not Drawing out new frames
Perhaps an understated tendency, for which I am as much at fault as others who are anxious to build up their hives.
Originally Posted by Andrew Dewey
I have followed 'tradition' on all but one of my hives this year and their growth has been similar to what I have previously experienced - not what I want, but a viable expansion.
I was very late to expand 1 hive this year, and they literally boiled out of that single deep like something out of one of the indiana jones movies. Probably lucky they didn't swarm. 100 lbs of honey this spring with 2 deeps and a medium full of brood.
It appears to be a fine line between the turtle and the hare. Without constant monitoring to anticipate their tendencies, how is one to know? Next year I am going to be a bit more conservative in adding space, even if it costs me a swarm and see how that works
EAS Georgia Certified. "Tradition - Even if you have done it the same way for years doesn't mean that it is not stupid."