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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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    Default Tending Bees for Winter Apitheripy

    Does anybody have any experience collecting bees during the winter for the purpose of apitherapy? I'd like to set up a 4 frame observation hive indoors (with outdoor entrance) for my friend to collect bees from (approx. 20 bees a day) for his treatment during the long Canadian winter. I've never tried doing any kind of beekeeping during the winter.

    Big questions:

    How will indoor temperature warmth vs. outdoor chill affect the bees reproduction?
    Will feeding be necessary? Will it stimulate the queen to lay? I imagine so.

    Any thoughts on this absolutely welcome.
    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Greene County, NY, USA
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    Default Re: Tending Bees for Winter Apitheripy

    I have an ob hive in my bedroom . The one with 5 frames below and a single frame above, like the one they sell at brushy mountain. I started it in July and they still have capped honey in the single frame above. I keep the room around 60 deg . I take bees out of the trap door on side all winter works great.
    I modified the top a little so I could feed them if needed

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