I live in Newfoundland and can obtain the nuclei for two hives the middle of this month. Because I travel in the late fall to early spring, I want to do this only if there is a way to keep bees that involves no to little maintenance during those months.
I have read several claims on the internet that the Warre hive design will not only let me achieve this objective, but encourages non-interference except at harvest time. My questions are, is this true and is there any other design which will achieve the same thing?
To anticipate, perhaps I should add that Newfoundland's winter is not as harsh as you might think, and the province has not been affected by the parasites, etc. that are an issue on the mainland.