Re: Beekeeping Technique Question
I tend to agree with Frank here. 33%- 66% losses annually would be a hard pill for me to swallow. Last winter I had zero losses until I starved a nuc in March. My goal is less than 10%, although a really tough winter could see losses much higher. But as I said before, if is working for you and your numbers are acceptable to you, keep doing it. Just be aware that a little more intervention could result in far fewer losses.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.