Question about brood boxes

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by dgc1961, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. dgc1961

    dgc1961 New Member

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    I am wondering what everybody uses for brood boxes...i.e. 1 deep or 2 deeps or 1 deep/1 medium.

    My first hive is 2 deeps, but I just caught a swarm and installed them into 1 deep. I am wondering if I want to do something different.

    What are the pros and cons?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    In this area, the norm is one deep and one super. Basically, you choose what space the bees need to winter over in the climate you live in. You leave those boxes on year round. You add your honey supers at the beginning of the honey flow, then remove them at the end. It takes a lot more stores to overwinter a hive in Canada than it does in southern Florida.