Question on late season splits in southern Michigan
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  1. #1
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    Default Question on late season splits in southern Michigan

    After reading this article about late season splits

    https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...leFallNucs.pdf

    (multiple times) Ive decided to take this route this year. More specifically, build up a large, healthy population of bees leading up to the main honey flow in late June/July, harvest honey, then split colonies down and prepare them for winter. Ive seen the video of Michael Palmer and how he weighs his hives before each winter and with 2 deeps and a medium he has hives weighing over 200# if I remember correctly.

    My question is does anyone that follows this method of late season splits have an ideal weight for a single deep over wintered in southern Michigan?

    Also any other tips, experiences and just general comments are more than welcome.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Question on late season splits in southern Michigan

    90 pounds

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    Default Re: Question on late season splits in southern Michigan

    Also found this article from the early 90s using the googler today too and thought it was interesting.

    http://www.pedersenapiaries.ca/wintering_singles.html

    More of a case for overwintering single deeps

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