Looknig for hives ( 1 or 2 ) in North Florida (Jacksonville)

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by barry42001, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    Hello, new to this forum, have had bees for 12 years in upstate NY, now starting over in Orange Park, Florida, looking for 1 or two hives of bees. anyone with extra hives or looking to sell a few please e-mail me ( barry42001@yahoo.com )


    By the way, is there a reason not to run a double brood chamber in the south--as is common practice up north to stimulate large brood rearing( rotating the chambers every 2 to 3 week early on in the year ). Just curious.

    Thank You,

    Barry
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Mostly, the reason for running doubles in the north is to give them enough supplies to run them through the long winter, not for brood buildup. If for brood, you could just add it in late winter or early spring. In the south, the winter is short and mild, so the extra stores are unnecessary. One deep will last the winter in your area. Here in N.C. we are between, so most beeks use one deep and one medium. You can use two deeps in the south for easy splits if you are trying to increase your number of hives.
     

  3. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    AHH!
    Thank You, I was just a bit confused as to the reasoning, thanks for clarification. noticed up north honmey season while 5-6 monthes, is most intense in first 3 - 4 monthes so large build-up is in order--down here honey season seems much more protracted almost always something is blooming down here in florida.--again thank you