Re: Single Box Hive
It will be interesting to see winter loss numbers in singles with the fairly steady cold winter that we just had, and a very late start to spring. There is no way to put syrup on around April 1st, when hives are running low on stores.
A feed shim seems to be all one needs to supplement honey stores in a double deep hive or double deep NUC. I am wintering 6 NUCS. They all looked good a couple of weeks ago when we had a warm day to open the lids and top up sugar blocks. Insulated with 2 inch styrofoam and pushed tight together.
One of the NUCs is 7 deep frames in a narrowed down 10 frame deep, with a feed shim. They also had 6 xmas lights on a temp controller in an insulated box below plus 2 inch styrofoam.
Zone 3b. If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got!