Just wanted to say a big thank you for the help this season. I had a relatively good year for a 1st season. No honey but my hives are strong and ready for winter I believe.
Here is what I have done for winter:
Treated with Hopguard in late september and early october. Results: Definately varroa but did not get a huge drop.
Treated for nosema with nos-e-vit
Placed popsicle sticks underneath the inner cover to get some air flow. (hives had very high moisture)
Wrapped hives in three inch styrofoam that was given to me.
Here is how they look after Monday: