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  1. #1
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    Default Winter Management of Observation Hive

    I'll be setting up a four frame observation hive in a window frame of a friends house this winter. He's an advocate of apitherapy and will be taking about 20 bees from the hive per day.

    Big Question:
    If the hive is being fed and the inside temperature is warm enough, will the hive rear brood? Or will the hive act as any other wintering hive?

    Anybody had any experience?
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Winter Management of Observation Hive

    The colony will act like any other wintering hive. After the solstice they might raise a small patch of brood now and then, but nothing serious. Your hives outside will be doing the same.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Winter Management of Observation Hive

    Zack,
    Apitherapy..? 20 bees per day..?
    Is your friend stinging himself with them? Whats the deal?
    Does he put them on salads like croutons or something? Now that I think about it, they would be quite crunchy.

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