I'd like to prepare for increasing my apiary next year. What activities can I do now to do that? I'm in Michigan, Zone 5 so my window is small I assume.
I have 2 hives from package starts this year. They are just now coming into their 2nd deeps now. My goal for this year is to just get them though this coming winter. I am not expecting any honey harvest. I don't think anyways.
Other than the obvious keeping them healthy and pest free are their other things I should be doing now?
Am I in a position to create a nuc or some kind of split now without putting the current colonies at risk for this winter?
I may be way ahead of myself here but I'd like to expand when I can. Thanks