Re: Going Treatment Free - step 1
my original comment was 'to each his own'.
the cool thing about this forum is that there are no two beekeepers that do things exactly the same way.
i have really benefited from getting exposed to all of the different approaches and applying what is useful to my apiary.
as i mentioned working tall hives isn't something that appeals to me but i wouldn't criticize anyone for wanting to do it.
as roland and the others point out, three deeps used as singles can net close to the same honey combined as having the three stacked.
back problems seem to be common among long time beekeepers, something i will do my best to avoid at all costs.
mb, in your all medium hives do you find that the bottom box or two is full of pollen at the end of your main flow?
journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives