Re: Winter configuration question
Username00101, you need to buy a new map. Last time I looked, the Pittsburg area was not even close to to VA. Youngstown, OH is closer to Nottingham than Winchester! Be that as it may, I would keep the mediums above the brood boxes and feed until they were full. Most hives will do fine on what is in two deeps. I am trying a few hives here in Richmond, VA with a medium over two deeps, just to see how strong they are in the spring.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.