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.
Significant Minority vs Insignificant Majority, 20% of causes produce 80% of the effects.