Re: Walk away did not go well
This is the fallacy. It is not an extra minute or two it is an extra hour or two per hive. I do not subscribe to the management of going into a hive every week and that surely is not a minute or two. Anyone with two or three years of experience with Italian bees knows that if you do not go in on a regular basis the bees will lock the frames up tighter than a drum. You might even break or damage frames trying to get them out. You certainly will agitate the bees pulling every frame. I choose not to do that. You don't have to choose what I choose. Don't try to make me choose what you choose. Beekeeping is not my life it never will be but it is such an easy thing to have bees. A cave man can do it.
Originally Posted by cg3
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping