I'm a 1st year beek with 2 BeeMax hives of nice, calm Italian girls located in SW New Hampshire. I'm trying to do this as holistically as possible with minimal chemical intervention. I'm using large cell Piercos in one hive and small cell Mann Lake PF 100s in the other. I just bought a Rossman cypress hive for next year that I'll use wood and wax for comparison. Probably won't get any honey this year but the hives appear healthy with the Pierco hive ahead of the Mann Lake. Looking forward to learning a lot from you and helping out when I can.
HOPE you can post more you live about 15 mi to the North of me. Like to hear about your beekeeping in Keene NH
BEE HAPPY Jim 134