My observation hive is a 5 frame nuc on the bottom and a single frame up for viewing. 1: How long can bees stay cooped up in an observation hive? It would be a 6 day deal. 2: I have a request to show the hive is in Columbus, OH in the dead of winter (Feb). Can I even have an observation hive populated in those temps? It will be held indoors and the bees will be in my hotel room during non show hours. I suppose I could make up a nuc now, feed it, and assume it will perish after the event. After typing all this I think I've talked myself out of it lol.