Remember Kris. A cutdown split is different from a walkaway.
Oh no -- more terminology I'm unfamiliar with!
What are the differences in splits? And after I take away the super with the queen and nurse bees, do I have to put an excluder between the super with foragers and cut comb super right away? The workers would take 18 days to raise a new queen, so it seems I wouldn't have to ensure the quen stays out for about 2 weeks because there wouldn't be a queen there.
Speaking of bees being crowded, I peeked through the upper entrance and saw that it was almost all blocked with bees. (You knew I cou;dn't leave them alone 'til February!!!) The temperature was at 32 degrees fahrenheit, and the sugar board is directly above the entrance shim. Is this okay for them?
Yep, that's my area. We're just having our first run of days in the 30s. The late feeding is not what I planned; see my previous posts on the subject. And I am going to use a different feeding system next year. The bottle system gives me a lot of trouble, so I'm planning to build a Miller-type feeder for next year. Or several feeders, since I hope to be nursing multiple hives.