Hi all, just interested in your comments on the following:
Despite my better judgement, I hived my two (New Zealand) packages late in the morning today when the temperature was only +5 Celsius. Was this a bad idea? (it seemed to work OK)
On an unrelated note, I have personally observed my bees flying in the winter at colder than -20 Celsius. Not just one or two, but a fair number of them. I don't know what to make of this, as I haven't been keeping bees long, but I do know the books say it needs to get to +14 C ... what was going on?