Re: Today in the Apiary
Within this past week I decided on a change in my hive management technique, after a two year test on the three deep brood nest concept and it's inability to provide me with satisfactory results I have developed a form of "2 deep/3 deep combination hive", this new technique is tailored for capitalizing on the expected nectar level during my flow times and the minimization of swarming at the location in which I live.
The last two years of experimenting with 3 deep hives was not a waste of time because the knowledge and insight I have gained during the last two years was vital to the development of the new hive management technique. I will need at least another year to prove out this new concept but I have the gut feeling that it will work wonders and my hopes are high.
Bill...in Southeast Ohio Zone 6A, Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up