Aylett, VA 10-frame double deep Langstroth
Hi Greg, just thought I would let you know that some of your ideas are rubbing off on me. This year I have delayed treating and am practicing a sort of soft bond on the hives. I lost 8 of the 20 early on, but as of this weekend have 11 strong hives and 2 nucs remaining with no feeding or treatments. I plan to start treating soon as the hives should be broodless in another week or two. Started feeding last weekend but seveval hives, not all, are pretty loaded already. Those that survive should do well next season and will be used for splits and breeding. Thanks for the encouragement by posting your own trials.