Hi all knowing peeps
Having started this journey 8 months ago I’ve arrived at my first winter… If you can call it that in Sydney.
After a slow start, we’ve harvested about 16litres in the last 3 months, including a very full hive last weekend. Overall we have a very healthy hive and the temperature inside says her majesty is still laying. (as I hear they do all winter here)
So, I have a couple of questions…
I was told to ditch the core flute a while ago by a local expert, and i followered that advice. Now that it’s getting cold (single figures at night, mid to high teens Celsius during the day) Should I put it back to keep them a little cosier?
Should I reduce the entrance?
Is there anything else I need to do this time of year that the books don’t tell you?
Or, should I just leave them the hell alone to get on with life?