I wrapped up a few pallets of 6 frame nucs with a custom cut insulation wrap from Tom Nolan of NOD Apiaries. Today I slipped my hand under the wrap, this retention of warmth is what will help promote growth during a cold slow spring.
Just another management option
Some will winter indoors to shelter from the extreme cold the set them out early spring and wrap them up to get that nest going.
I’ve been busy moving hives out to summer yard sites while the small hives are checked for viability. This way I’ve been able to make use of the full day, cold start, warm afternoon, cool evening. The long days have started.
Fertilizing the pastures today!