Re: new from wisconsin
5 new packages will definitely keep you busy this summer! You will also have an excellent opportunity to see how different each colony will become. Plan on having some honey this year, 3 lb packages will build up quickly so be ready with additional equipment and super when they are ready. Keep it simple as far as extraction is concerned, crush and strain will work just fine for 5 hives, I used C&S with 11 hives last year and will use it again with 15 this year.
Good Luck and welcome to beekeeping!
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