Re: Team Beekeeping
You have heard the old adage, ask 10 beekeepers a question and you'll get 11 answers? Can you imagine a bunch of newbees trying to decide on bottom boards, upper or lower entrances, when or if to treat, etc? SCARY. And how many times would the hive end up getting opened. Everyone will want to see for themselves. Better to work on getting your club's mentoring program going. Even a 1 year beek can answer most questions a newbee has. And then you have the real experienced beeks there to take the calls from the mentors who can at least articulate the problem. Now a jointly run apiary where you can share resources in case someone gets into trouble might work. Each member would own their own single hive. First thing there would be to decide treatment or TF since you can't have both in the same apiary.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.