All of my 2 story nucs are on stands out of the snow - we had 16 inches dumped on us a couple of days ago. However, I have 2 colonies in 5 frames; They are colonies in rehab, they were dwindling due to mites, and I reduced them to 5 frame nucs and left them on their original stands.
We have a cold spell coming up and I wonder if they are better off left on the ground or lifted up and put on top of other colonies. They are not buried, but there is a bank of snow around them. I see from the vimeos that MP used to lift some nucs up on top. What is the current prevailing wisdom?
In case the question comes up, I put them in the nucs because I am curious to see if the dwindled colonies recover now that they are in cavities proportional to their cluster size.