WHen you say you should have closed down the entrance, please clarify. Should I put my reducers across the entrance of my hives for winter?
I didn’t do that last year, which may be part of why I lost all my bees. I also didn’t put the plastic board across the very, very bottom of my hives last year. I will this year. But when I told our local bK club that I had failed to do that last year, I was surprised to hear the people I trust say they doubted that had much to do with me loosing my bees. Some of them don’t even use those bottom boards for winter. They said further north they are important, but here in TN they don’t think they are critical. Hmmm???
Anyway, I had never heard to close entrances during winter, so please let me know if I should do that? Thanks.