Finski, just because we humans like warmer places to live, doesn't mean our bees do....after all they have survived the last 200 million years without our 'clever' ideas !
Yes, but Englishmen have not yeat invented how to make their stone cottages warm.
Both bees and humans come from Africa.
Yesterday I visited summer cottage and I have one 5-frame nuc in the firewood shelter.
I put there 3 W infraheater. When I opened the cover, half of hive was full of ice crystals.
Bottom board was covered with ice. Upper entrance was blocked with ice.
However water drilled from hive. - It means that when weather become milder, the snow inside the hive start to melt.
We have had the whole month -15C - -30C and temp has varied sharply. Southern people just don't undertand what it means.
That condensation show that bees stand many thing anf you need not to be mad for hive concensation.
It is better if you do not look inside the hive.
Yep, that guy needs more upper ventilation