I read this thread this morning and was considering ordering some escapes. Then I went into the hives today. I had to go into the brood box and get a frame of brood to add to the split I did recently. When I picked up the 10-frame super of honey, I said, "Umph! It's heavy." I'm hoping the 8-frame hive will be a little lighter. But, to get back to the point, the way I understand it, when you get ready to harvest the honey, you have to remove the honey supers and put the escape on, then replace the honey supers over the escape. Is that right? That sounds like a lot of work to me!
Am I looking at the correctly?
slow modem, yes you are looking at this correctly. depends on what you have going and what works for you. escapes are not practical for me, as i will have multiple supers on, and escapes would not make my work go quickly. i would be creating more work for myself.If you consider lifting a 60 lb. weight, sitting it aside, then putting it back as a lot of work, then I guess it is.
If you consider it 2 minutes work for a hundred dollars plus of honey, then it's not much at all.