I have been looking at this topic on the Forum and cannot find a definitive answer that takes into account my location, which is on Mount Tamborine (SE Queensland, high altitude) and the time of year, i.e. start of winter.
Current temp on the Mountain ranges from a low of 6/7 degree C to high of 17 Centigrade. And expect it to get colder. About 4 to 5 degrees colder than the Gold Coast.
Keeping in mind that there seems to be plenty of natural food, plus I am feeding every so often.
I checked the 5 hives (just single Brood Boxes at the moment) and they are doing really well. A lot of brood, lot of honey and pollen.
My plan was to LEAVE off the Supers until early Spring, however, after checking the boxes I reckon 80% of the frames are almost full in all the Single Brood Boxes.
My biggest concern is doing anything to change this very healthy situation at this cold time of year.
All queens are Carniolan.
Your advice and comments would be much appreciated.