I apologize in advance if this has already been hashed to death but I couldnt find it on here through the search engine. After reading everything that I can concerning the weight difference of full deeps versus full mediums, I have decided to start my bees on mediums. If I buy 3lb packages, will one medium (8 frame) suffice or will I add another medium when hiving the bees? I know its too late in the year to start, just trying to get my ducks in a row for next year (by several months :)
The way we are going to start doing our splits is,put each split in a 5 frame nuc until it is full,then move to a 10 frame lg. box. If we do any more packages,we will do them the same. By keeping the hive smaller,the bees can keep wax moths and beetles and other pests out easier. Always feed packages for two months.
Acts2:37: Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39: For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40: And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation