Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Kansas City, MO
    Posts
    65

    Default supers over winter? how many?

    A few of my hives are a deep on bottom with supers on top. I didn't have the deeps available when I needed them so I used supers. The hives are in north central mo. Will one deep with 1 super be enough to leave them for winter?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Pepperell, MA.
    Posts
    3,741

    Default Re: supers over winter? how many?

    Chock full, maybe. I'd be more comfortable with more stores above it. Keep in mind, it's not just the winter....it's the following spring that gets you. I rarely lose hives due to starvation in the winter. I lose them when they burn through stores before I can get food to them in March and even April.
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

  3. #3

    Default Re: supers over winter? how many?

    I winter in one deep plus two mediums minimum. I feel comfortable about stores with one deep plus 3 mediums or two deeps plus 1 medium.
    Erin Forbes, EAS Master Beekeeper
    overlandhoney.com

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads