Re: clong 2018-2019 Treatment Free Experience
What really matters are these points:
Originally Posted by Litsinger
1)maintaining ideal wintering temperature - about 4-5C (whatever that is in F).
2)preventing wild temperature swings; instead, holding ideal the temperature steady
However you manage keeping steady 4-5C for your particulate situation is up to you.
But if you manage to do it - those will be the most efficient wintering conditions (in term of the fuel).
So if one could winter the bees in a fridge, that would be just about the ideal place.
Keep in mind, Warre lived in Somme, France with sufficiently mild and steady climate, and no classic cold winter/classic hot summer to speak off - close to Atlantic.
His climatic conditions to be considered.
Last edited by GregV; 12-14-2018 at 11:19 AM.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.