Brood Break with a queen cage vs. queen removal, any experience with this?
I plan on doing a brood break for my hives very soon to help with varroa management. I was either going to:
1. remove the queen in a small nuc and let the hive requeen itself
2. cage the queen on the frame for 2-3 weeks.
For those of you using brood breaks to help with varroa management, any tips on which you think is the better way to go? Since I will have grafted queens to replace queens if needed, I don't necessarily need more queens. It would take a bit less equipment to give the brood break by caging the queen on the frame though.
Please share with me your experiences.