It maybe hard for commercials to make a living at bees in a commercial operation, However, most commercials i know practice comb removal. 2 frames for each brood box per year. We know that clean comb makes for healthy bees, and we know that frames with unuseable comb, or comb that has alot of drone comb in it represents $ lost.. Take a look at commercial bee operations. Not all, but many have supers that look like trash, frames a hobbyist would throw away, and cobbled together equipment. It is hard to make a living with bees and that is how commercial beekeepers survive.
Not if you are talking about pine or cypress. I prefer the select cypress from Rossman because I am a hobbyist and like the way they look.hello can anybody tell me the difference in commercial hives vs select? commercial seems to be 30% cheaper than select thats odd to me usually commercial is a better quality and higher prize in tools and what not.