Re: Really need the 'right' answers after neighbor beekeeper checked over my bees tod
How many and what sized boxes are a beekeeper management decision. I like a single deep on the bottom and supers up from there. I'm changing over, though, to all mediums throughout, I think. OH, I'm running all 8 frame boxes for all depths. Box size and numbers are a management choice, it's up to you.
He's probably correct, let them girls earn their keep. Get them feeders off, it's the summer flow right now, at least it is here.
Between the boxes the bees will draw out and lay drone brood. That's more than likely what he was scraping off and discarding. No problem there.
Welcome to beekeeping, enjoy the ride!
20+ years, raise my own queens, feed when needed, I treat but have not perfected varroa management yet.