Re: Going Treatment Free - step 1
It's not implausible. But I don't think you presented it that way before. I'm not sure I understand what 18 frames over two brood cycles means. 18 frames of capped brood? 18 frames of all stages?
Originally Posted by rhaldridge
I suspect the bottom box, full of comb, is otherwise empty. I don't understand why three deeps is necessary. I have known beekeepers in The North Country who ran three deep hives. But they did so so they wouldn't have to lean over so much.
I have also seen hives which we had to stand on the truck deck to break down. Bees won't put honey in the boxes if they aren't on the hives. It doesn't mean all of those boxes get filled. Some hives will, some times.
There is much we don't understand. Too bad Tim Ives won't explain these things to us. I can well imagine he is tired of doing so, having to defend his methods. When he'd rather simply do his beework. That's just an assumption of mine, not based on much other than something someone named Tim wrote me. I'm not sure it was Tim Ives though. But, his absence speaks for itself. He could speak up, but doesn't want to. Which is his privelidge. (not being critical)
Just because something is new to you, doesn't mean it is new, or revolutionary. Mark Berninghausen