I have kindof a weird situation.
First, I have those casement windows that swing open like a door so I think it would be kinda hard to make an insert like you have to provide for the escape tube.
Second, I don't have a regular observation hive, I have a box that's 2 mediums deep and 4 frames thick with glass sides thats really more of an observation nuc
I'm a rookie this year and made the mistake of only starting 1 hive, I'd really like to have another so I want to make a split into this box and see if I can build it up enough to overwinter outside. It's getting kinda late so if they don't build up enough I could recombine them with the original hive, or possibly try to overwinter them inside.
My climates pretty mild here so I could probably leave them outside most of the time and just bring them in when we get a bad cold snap.
Anyway, just thinking of possibilities
Another option would be to just be patient and wait till next spring when
"everything would work if I'd just let it"