Re: Winter Feeding question
Because in cold climate winter the bees will readily go UP.
Originally Posted by ruthiesbees
But they will not go sideways (at the borderline conditions when the bees easily freeze individually when separated from the cluster - emergency feed just above the cluster has survivable micro-climate).
More importantly - often enough they will NOT be able to go sideways when they need the emergency feed the most (well known phenomenon of starving inches away from food).
Especially this is applicable to small clusters, i.e. nucs.
This is my, USDA Zone 4/5, prospective.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.