I’m completely new to beekeeping(been taking the online course at thebeekeeper.org and watching various youtube videos) and am wondering where it is best to place my hives.
You see I live in Ottawa, Canada and in the winter here it gets pretty chilly, sometimes down to around -35C.
For this reason I’ve been looking for ways to protect the bees in winter. We have a small shack on our property that previously housed chickens and I’m wondering if I could situate the hives there.
I’ve attached a picture of the shack as well as the small side-window i’ll be opening so the bees can get inside and out. Please let me know what you think.
If it’s not suitable then what kind of protection do you think i should give the bees so they are alright in winter?