4th year beekeeper here. I have 4 hives. 2 are very strong in double deeps. 2 were splits last year and are in single deeps not as strong but still doing well. At this point I have mite management down and have figured out how to feed them to survive the winter.
I have read Walt Wright’s book and would like to try nectar management this year. From that book and other things I’ve read on the subject it seems that I should start opening the brood nest about a month before maples bloom. Based on that, I should be starting now. However, it will only be a high of about 30 today and will be only getting into the 30s and 40s for the foreseeable future.
How can I get around this? Should I just place an empty drawn super on the hives or do something else?
Thanks for any input! Jon