For a while, I have been trying out narrow frame beekeeping. It seems to work just fine, but the question is the volume.

When I started doing this, I had six hives. I trimmed 180 PF-120 frames and 100 PF-105 frames as I continued to expand. But now I'm working at the 25 hive level and switching largely to mediums.

I just got in a shipment of 210 more medium frames. With 25 hives at 7 boxes each, that works out to nearly two thousand total frames which will have to be trimmed in the next couple years.

Is that going to be worth my time? Is it going to be worth my time to continue trimming new frames as I sell nucs every year?

What do you think?