Re: What must I do or not do?
Prepare for disappointment, but hope for the best. I have done that, most of my hives are on natural comb, or on plastic (small cell). Only one hive had old comb (from nucs), and it will be culled out this spring when I rebuild. I took a loss of 5 of 8 so far this winter, on supposedly resistant stock. I am trying new genetics this spring and will aggressively make nucs for overwintering next year.
Originally Posted by InTheBeginning
"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value." Thomas Paine