When people winter hives by pushing four hives together, to help keep the warmth in, by reducing the numbers of outside walls, do they use different type of cover? Does anyone have any pictures of this method, and tips you would be willing to share?
I am guessing your beekeeping operation is as small as mine (3 hives). I try to reduce cost as much as I can and try not to buy unnecessary equipment. I winter my hives with NOD apiary winter wraps - Bee Cozy. They are about $10 each per wrap and I found them really easy to put on. Its just like slipping on a down jacket over the hive and the quality of the material used is strong. I'll be using the same wraps for this winter.
I'll push my hives closer to each other this year. Since the winter wraps are puffy it covers the space in between hives created by the hive cover.
Google: NOD Apiary or Bee Cozy