Hello everyone! I am just about to start my bee keeping journey and I am really excited.
I am on 700 acres of beef country in the Hunter Valley, and am getting my first nuke in 3 days! I have been advised by a fellow bee keeper that seeing as though I don’t get a frost here, and that winters are mild that I can set up now and be ready to set up my super (Classic Araucaria 6 Frame) in the spring. I just have 2 questions.
WIND! I live in an extremely high wind area, on top of a mountain and gusts can get as high at 70km/hour mainly coming from the west and mainly in August. Is there anything I can do to help the bees with this and will this effect them?
Will I need to feed them through the winter seeing as they are so new and probably not very strong?
Any others tips would be GREATLY appreciated as I am a bit nervous!