Here in Palisades we get some beetles, but I have an oil trap below our topbar hive, so the bees take carer of themselves.
My order is scheduled for December. I can’t wait! I didn’t order the brood box. I’m beginning to regret not doing that. I’m going to start looking for a brood box now so we are ready for that new arrival. We will most likely set up a new colony in the Honey Flow, then eventually replace the current topbar with a new Honey Flow. I really like having two hives.
Two queens in separators, with common supers? What a novel idea. I’d like to see one in operation before doing it.