I’m wondering exactly what kind of temps are considered cold for bees?
And for those in Australia - how many brood boxes do you provide your bees and what area are you in?
I’m in the upper Blue Mountains - we have a fairly short summer - can have mild Autumn and Spring too - but winter is generally pretty darn cold - nights can be around 0 with days highs of 5. So am thinking that two brood boxes may be beneficial - but not sure what temps are actually considered cold for a bee in the first place. Eg I know Canada is much much colder - how do people in these areas manage their hives?
Still researching/planning a setup for success! No actual hive as yet.