Re: Rose Hive Management Feedback
Russ, many of us reverse the boxes in Spring once the hives start to brood up. After all, most likely the bees are in the top box along with any brood. I do question the idea of splitting the brood chamber, especially in early Spring as chilled brood could be the result. If moving comb up and out is your goal, checkerboard the old bottom box, now on top, with new frames and then when they are drawn and the bees are covering them, add the third box, also checkerboarded with the remaining frames, on top of that. The best way to rotate out frames is to date them by year and pull the old ones for splits or wax. Make sure the bees do not have too much room or you will have trouble with SHB and wax moths.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.