I would like to learn how to run single brood chambers in winter, can anyone suggest some reading material or maybe help me a bit on this subject ?
I went to a Beekeeper in NB and he uses a single deep brood for winter and wraps them in tar paper and vents the insulated top and covers them with a common cover of 4 to a pallet . But management is my goal. It must take a lot more time to keep them from swarming?
My reason for using 1 brood chamber would be to help reduce equipment and increase honey yield if possible.
I also noticed something about excluders while I was talking to Boyd (Beekeeper) the bees tend to never move up very fast when the excluder is above the second deep for me ,for whatever reason it just seems hard for me to use them and I would like to know what I can pull off of the hive without taking a queen by mistake. He said that he doesn't have an issue when the excluder is above the first deep and he runs 1500 hives.
Any takers on this?
Thanks a bunch!