How many brood boxes should I use?
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Similarly one may ask, do I need 2 brood boxes?
A general rule is that we need to use one or two brood boxes. Adding too many brood boxes will not implicitly mean that we are doing our bees a favor. In fact, we are not helping them. If the reason for adding more than two brood boxes is a large hive, it is better to split them.
Also Know, how many supers can you put on a hive? In a good honey flow, strong hives can fill a super in one to two weeks, or even in a couple of days, though this is rare. Depending on the flow you may need up to four or five supers above the brood chamber.
Similarly, you may ask, how many brood boxes do you need for winter?
I have been told 2 or 3 deep brood boxes for minnesota, and also depends on the size of cluster. ok so with a average size cluster how many 10 frame deep brood boxes, and the same for eight frame. also i hear itialians take more than carnies. I don't want to take to much from them this fall, want to winter them over.
Is one brood box enough?
One brood box is enough for most people there. Some people even use 3 brood boxes when they are 8-Frame Langstroth deep boxes, like the the full Flow hive. By all means do what you feel is best, but just remember, the Flow hive isn't magic, it is just a new way of extracting extra honey with less mess.