Angi Schneider shares it’s a good idea to give domestic bees extra help to survive the winter, especially if you are bee farming in areas that have severe winters. She discusses hive types and winterization protocols. Veterinary teams and retailers may want to keep information like this handy for new beekeepers.
Source: Countryside Daily, January 8, 2018.
Keeping the queen alive is the hives number one priority and the workers will choose to starve to death in order to do that. Let’s not make them have to make that choice.
Also see: Feed bees so they survive the winter, Animal Health Digest, November 24, 2017.