I am a newbie. I live in central Texas where we sometimes have 30+ straight days of 100+ degrees F weather in a row. A cold winter for us is more than 10 days of freezing temperatures.
After doing much research I have surmized that the consensus is that in a climate like mine, I should only have 1 brood box.
However, I have talked with 2 Beekeepers in my area that use 2 deep brood boxes because they say it gives the bees more space, and that reduces their desire to swarm. They also say the hive has less problems managing themselves during the dry parts of the summer because they have more stores.
I also assume a larger hive means less likely hood of robbig and a better ability to repel pests.
Can I get ya’lls opinion on this?