Closing up for winter

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by db8y97, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. db8y97

    db8y97 New Member

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    Winter is here in central Texas. Last weekend I did a survey of my hive. I've got 2 deeps, 1.5 of which are full of honey. I've got a super 1/3 full of honey. I also left a frame feeder in the top deep - which is now completely drawn out.

    I plan on removing the super. Do you think I could take any more honey or leave them alone. Also: what to do with the frame feeder - leave it or pull it? Stupid mistake, but then it won't be the first. Our winters are not BAD - but it is windy and we get down to freezing some.

    Thanks for any thoughts!!!
     
  2. camero7

    camero7 Member

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    In your area I'd remove the super. Don't worry about the frame feeder, lots of hives go through the winter with them. Here I'd probably leave the super on.
     

  3. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    depends on the winter in your area, hives can never have too much food for the winter but can easily have too little, where Im at the bees are still bringing in the goods so I have space on