Re: Should I consolidate brood downward?
If you are a hobbyist sales are not important. No one has a crystal ball to be able to tell what the weather will be in the future. All you can do is take an educated guess based on previous years. Leaving more honey is far better then leaving slightly less than what they need. If it is too much it will be there in the spring to do as you please including building up other hives. Honey doesn't get lost. If it was there as a surplus in the fall it will be a surplus in the spring. Think of it as just another warehouse.
Originally Posted by dfortune
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping