Robo, thank you, that was some nice reading.
The site you cited originates in Orillia, Ontario, which is around the 45th parallel. Quite cold.
My area is about the 49th parallel, much milder.
It sounds surely like the information that this fellow gives signifies that wrapping his hives has worked well for him. That is wonderful.
Do you heat all your colonies with the nite light? (how many?). I recall you saying that you use these for heat addition. I do believe that additional heating for the colony would without a doubt bring about earlier brood rearing. That is why I would be interested in learning more about heating, not wrapping.
I haven't ever seen of hives wrapped in our area. We are so moist here that I think surely there would be extreme issues with wet hives. Maybe not, but I think so.
These are all interesting thoughts. Have a wonderful and beautiful day in our great world. Cindi