Re: How much honey do you leave for winter?
I think this would be easiest if those of us in the US used USDA zones:
I'm in zone 6b. I'm planning on leaving three eight frame mediums. What would the weight of that be and would that be enough? At least two of my hives are supposed to be frugal enough to survive on twenty pounds of stores, but I'm not sure... If you leave three eight frame mediums, will there be enough room for brood and sixty pounds of honey? Or do I need to leave four boxes? They've been brooding in boxes one and two, three pure honey, but in winter, won't they need less brood room?
4.5 hives of Italians. 2 seasons of experience. And you-- yes, you! You're my mentor!