Have learned a lot these first 3 years. Lost 5 of my 8 hives. Not going to be swayed from my TF production though. I've been studying Kirk Webster, Michael Bush, Michael Palmer,and Larry Connor this winter.
Will be using deadouts and frames of honey to make increases this Spring. Have been building Nucs all winter.
I'm looking forward to Spring.
10 hives, 3 years, TF for 3 years and going to stay that way. Have 10 Queens from 3 different TF apiaries ordered. Going to mix my genetics up and do a better job of winter preparations.
Have a great season!