Re: Treatment Free "Thriving" vs. Treated "Thriving" - Is it Fair to Compare?
My immediate reply to 1 that produces 300 or 3 that produce 100 each is that the 1 is better. It is one third the additional equipment needed. only one BB, Inner cover, feeder outer cover. etc etc etc. and only one hive to open and inspect. of course inspection is more difficult to impossible or insane to choose to do whichever you chose to call it.
With additional thought the advantages of 3 hives begin to come forward. More options to navigate less than stellar performance and that sort of thing.
In actual practice I would have to say I am the 3 with 100 each sort. since that is how I actually manage my bees. at least so far anyway.
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