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  1. #1
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    Default Best position to place honey for the winter

    If there a best way to position honey frame for the bees for fall and winter to maximize their survival? Should I spread honey frames or is it better to place honey frames together? Thank you for your advise!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Best position to place honey for the winter

    I would not spread them. I would put them together and centered in the middle. That being said, where do the bees have them now? They know best.

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    Default Re: Best position to place honey for the winter

    I am using two deeps + 1 medium. At our last meeting they said that you should put the medium with honey below the two deep brood boxes. Does that sound like the right place for honey?

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    Default Re: Best position to place honey for the winter

    Leonard,
    I'm not sure the reason for that, but there probably is one. I would keep all the honey together, wherever it is in the hive. That way the cluster can make a collective decision on which way to go. I have a hive that clusters at the top and moves down. The rest do what "normal" bees do.

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