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.
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.
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