- Jan 26, 2009
- Reaction score
- Hive Type
There is an article on the internet, I don't remember where, one of the founders of one of the big bee suppliers did studies years ago, on trying to keep his bees warm during the winter. He tried putting them inside a warmed room, having them inside but had an outside entrance, un heated room. The losses were almost all 100%. You might re consider putting them outside.I considered putting my WBC's into a shed. What are the problems I might have Pete?
but why? cold is not a killer of bees as such, lack of stores and damp are the bigger issues.I am not trying to make mine warmer.
Just to stop them getting any colder.
Overwintering Your Bees: A WarningI considered putting my WBC's into a shed. What are the problems I might have Pete?
I believe hivemaker puts his trust in Thymol- but with the added benefit that the bees can get out sometimes and not need to mess all over the combs. Perhaps, at temperatures that low (constant 2 deg. C), they are metabolising so little they don't need to?Skyhook,
Fumadil B has no effect on cleansing flights, but it must be important, with hives in that concentration (to be sure the chances of an epidemic disease, possibly affecting the whole group is very low indeed) they will have been treated with all the bee medications thought appropriate. Talk about all your eggs in one basket!
Fumadil B is only used to control nosema and there are other ways of keeping colonies nosema-free - ask Hivemaker, he does not seem to need to use it.