Rob, well, I think the Hokey Pokey is what it is all about.
I am curious, why did you begin to use the polystyrene boxes? How many do you keep at your place? (Is this something that you have already spoken about? Maybe I missed out on that understanding, I can tend to miss things). I think that I am curious mostly about the weight of them compared to wooden boxes. If they are light weight, is there a fear that they may get blown away one day by strong winds? Can you elaborate a little on them when you have some time? Have a great and wonderful day. Cindi
I started using them this past Spring, so I have no winter experience yet. I decided to give them a try based on Finsky's recommendation. I have 7 hives and 2 double nucs in them. Yes they are lighter in weight, but I have also switched these hives to HSC which is much heavier that wooden/wax frames. So all in all I think they are actually heavier. So far I have been pretty happy with them. I like the frame rests because they leave a bee space below the tab, so no more smooshing bees. I was a liitle concerned about how they would hold up, but so far they seem pretty tough.