I was a bad beekeeper this year and haven’t taken the honey super off of my hive yet. Should I remove it, in order to give then less space to keep warm this winter. Or should I leave it to ensure they have plenty of honey to get through the winter?
There are lots of questions and answers about this on the forum already. Use the magnifying glass search tool to find more, but in short, take it off to save yourself a world of hurt next year.
Meanwhile here is one link that I found:
I live in Iowa. This is my first year beekeeping. I have a local mentor and have taken a winter course from local keeper. But neither have experience with Flow hive.
First so you leave brood boxes on stand for winter?
Second is clean out tray left in?
I have two brood boxes and plan on a candy board and quilt box and bee cozy wrap.
and here is another:
This is my first winter in Montana. I currently have a deep brood box and a flow super all full of honey. My bees are healthy but I’m wondering if I need to put a candy box on for winter?
And if so where? On top of super?
Any other suggestions to help get through winter will be greatly appreciated.