Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.
Originally Posted by Litsinger
That max # 19 is of course is a very nominal # as it includes nucs at pretty fragile state I had along the way while expanding.
But let it be 19.
On the other hand - I lost 4 units so far - ALL lost units were very strong units UNTIL they were no more.
And so, having strong units in August says nothing of their fate in November.
Two of the 15 units are not really viable IMO (including the log hive test project).
Will be 13 eventually.
At that point - I don't count anyone out - any of the remaining 13 should be good enough to winter through.
I also should be a better job than last winter (and the winter maybe a little milder too).
I still need to do a brief on my base #2 - the best yard really.
When have time.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.