Currently have 5 hives that are overwintering good so far. Two of them I overwintered with three deeps and the other two with two deeps. Candy board on all five. Planning on starting syrup and pollen patties at the end of the month. Have three 5 frame nucs on reserve that are true Overwintered queens and nucs that I will pick up as soon as weather breaks for thorough inspections. I might end up buying more nucs still. Iím planning on expanding as hard as I can with no intentions of harvesting any honey. Iím debating splitting everything I can into as many splits as possible and continuing to do so up until about July and feeding this entire time up until winter preparations are done.
Going to try grafting my first queens this year to do all of this. Iím debating if I should buy the first round of queens for my first initial split of all hives and then raising queens and making splits the rest of the year as queens are ready.
My end goal is to start selling over wintered nucs and queens in three years maybe two.
Any body have any advice or words of wisdom. If I eventually ended up with hives to start pollination rentals that wouldnít be bad either?
But whereever I end up Iím growing into it instead of buying in. And decide where to continue as I go.