interesting finman, here it is so you see what I'm dealing with,
THIS hive is a deep and a medium, they have 7 frames drawn out in the deep and about 3 drawn in the meduim, the hive population is that they have enough bees to cover all frames.
THIS hive is weaker, 1 deep and only has 6 frames drawn out, good population of bee's, this hive is behind because of drifting when installed, the population is they have almost enough to cover all frames.
This hive is like the first hive but has 8 frames drawn in the deep and might have a few more bee's.finman wrote:
But if hive is small and they get food from outside, feeding syrup will restrict queens brood area.
finman, you mean they will store syrup and cut down on brood space, just the other day I saw some capped honey in the small hive, but they have 5 frames of capped brood ,
I'm interested in how you would handle this finman, what would you do if these hives where at your place?