I’ve taken off my supers for winter and am gradually locking it down for extreme cold. I worry about the dead space in the flow 2 stand tray and wonder if I need to put some insulation in it so the bees won’t have to work so hard to stay warm. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Additionally, this season the bees trapped a few hive beetles in the flow super and propolized about 3 inches solid of the rear of a frame. WOW it took some doing to unlock and remove all that propolis so the frame would work properly. Will the bees smell the propolis like they do honey and refill the cells with propolis? It was a hella mess!
Martha C Wolkonsky
Friendly novice beekeeper from Nashville Tennessee