Re: Going Treatment Free - step 1
one thing that caught my attention in the piece ray was this:
Originally Posted by rhaldridge
"He [Tim] suggests that a minimum of three deeps is what is most natural for the bees."
this seems to be at odds with the fact that when given a choice of sizes, swarms prefer to go into cavities about the size of a ten frame deep lang. (there was a study done, but i don't have the reference)
the other thing i found remarkable was dean's description (in the post he linked above) of the contents of the three deeps at overwintering, mainly that the bottom deep is full of pollen.
it made me wonder if those of you who use all mediums end up with the bottom box full of pollen.
beekeeping since june 2010, +/- 20 hives, tf