Also when summer is coming to an end and fall is upon us. Should you break the hive down to one brood box no supers on at all????
Do you mean just brood? Over winter? Or all total? All total is the least predictable. In a bumper crop year you may have boxes stacked up as high as you can reach...
Typical for the far North:4 eight frame mediums or3 ten frame mediums or2 ten frame deepsTypical for the middle South:3 eight frame mediums or2 ten frame mediums or1 ten frame deep and 1 shallowTypical for the deep South:2 eight frame mediums or2 ten frame mediums or (as close as you can get with ten frame mediums)1 ten frame deepAll of these are assuming a typical large Italian cluster going into winter.
eight frame mediums= are they in a ten frame box or an eight frame box?
I know a commercial beek who runs double deeps all year, in eastern NC. Seems to work well for creating a large number of bees and making splits.
Do you have a spacer board when you go from 10 frames box to a eight frame box?
Quote from: edward on January 21, 2014, 11:25:48 PMDo you have a spacer board when you go from 10 frames box to a eight frame box?Not sure I understand exactly what you are asking....I never made the transition, I started out with all 8 frame boxes. I guess if someone currently ran 10 frame mediums and wanted to switch over, your choice would be to swap out all your boxes, or place an 8 frame box atop a 10 frame box, with a board covering the difference...Is that what you mean? :?
>eight frame mediums= are they in a ten frame box or an eight frame box?I thought it was in the name. An eight frame box is an eight frame box. A ten frame box is a ten frame box... now I'm confused...You can mix them up if you like. Carl Killion ran ten frame brood chambers with eight frame supers on top and a one by three over the gap on the side..