Has any one tried and succeed to overwinter small mating nucs in the northern states?
After I was done wrapping my 5 frame nucs, this week I noticed that some of my mini matting nucs were still alive and some still had some honey, they were the ones sold by Bee works in Canada, bigger than Apidea and Man Lake.
At the end of the season I let these small nucs alone. Most were dead and I was cleaning the frames making them ready for next season. In one particular beeyard I was surprised to see that a number of these nucs were still alive and heavy in honey.
I do overwinter plenty of 5 frame nucs but dont have any experience overwintering these matting nucs.
I understand the challenge but has any here in the North tried successfully?