Just got a 4 frame medium observation hive. Stained, hooked up to exit and ready to go. I do have a couple questions.
1. I am going to put a very small hive in from a queen castle. I put a shut off valve on the exit tubing. If I keep them locked up 3 days will they reorient? ( they are only moving about 100 ft from their original site). The new exit is behind banana trees that cover a 2nd story window, they were out in the open, so I hope the sudden appearance of all the foliage will cause reorienting
2. What about the winter? I can't find a lot of info about this. Will they be okay in a house with their exit closed on cold days?? Of course I will feed.