Re: Winter - friend or foe?
Don't forget the bull ant. I have lost 2 hives to them since I started beekeeping, and my local mentor has lost several.
Originally Posted by Michael Bush
There's more robbing here, have to be on the watch for that during winter months. I suspect a shorter queen life as she works year round here. I'm starting to appreciate the cold fronts, few as they are, so my poor bees are forced to take a break.
"Rule Three of beekeeping...Never cease to feel wonder"--
Beekeeping for Beginners by Laurie R. King