The Secret of Over Wintering Observation Hives
- There is one critical thing to know about the successful over wintering of
ob hives, and that is you have to have an older queen, three years being
ideal. A young queen is completely out of balance with the confined space
of an ob hive with the brood space/rate competing catastrophically with food
It also helps with the swarming problems mentioned in an early post and it's
a nice way to pension off a favourite queen that you might just need again
for next years breeding.
Graham &/or Annie
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