Re: Wintering statistics
Years keeping top bars: ? 1.5
Plant zone: ? 7a
Average lbs of honey going into winter: ? 10 extremely weak hive going into winter.
Hive preparation: ? (tarps, tar paper, insulation, wind break, etc) None
Average hive losses in spring: ? 0
Hive dwindled to just a hand full of bees. was requeened in spring now has well over 100lbs of honey and is a 4 foot long hive packed full of bees.
How this one made it to spring I have no idea. It is what convinced me bees don't eat honey in the winter. they eat it in the spring during build up.
Everything gets darker, as it goes to where there is less light. Darrel Tank (5PM drawing instructor)