Re: Observations on Single Deep Brood
I am trying single deeps for brood the 1st time this year and I am digging it.. I often have poor yeilds were I am at and end up pinching a few caped frames out of the brood chamber/ my nucs
so far so good, while its been a poor year I am looking at a better harvest then most (can't coun't the chickens yet)
Haveing the queens below has been great for queen rearing and I can use just about any in the yard as a finisher
Or a starter for that matter, walk up to any, pop the top, smoke a bunch of nurce bees up out of the brood chamber, set it to the side, put the brood chamber on a new stand and place the top chamber on the old stand... 24 hours after placeing the grafts put it back the was it was.
most impressive has been the 4x4 or 5x5s with common deep supers. I have one that was started as spring nucs and its 4 tall right now.. every 2 weeks I go threw and rotate 3-4 brood frames above the exculder.
"oh well, let us stick to science. let them have their beliefs and intuitions!" -Medhat Nasr