I have access to a building used for storage where a section is heated to 40 and the rest is unheated.
The basement holds around fifty but is damp. I have a nuc that is only two deep half frames covered. Yes, I know I should combine but I am stubborn. I do not mind feeding them, I go there anyway.
Miller kept his bees in the basement where he lived. I could not sell that to the family and will not try.
Any experience out there that can tell me if a damp 50 is better than a dry 40? I would like them to hold their own or slightly increase over the winter. I do not want them so warm they are busting out in March or so cold they dwindle away.