I have jumped head first into TBH.. Tuesday, I was minding my own business and there it was , a nice picture of this beautiful cypress TBH..complete with a hinged window, stand and bars.... So, I placed an order for one!! Oh, why not-- I know zero/nothing/zip about TBH but that has never stopped me before... I have been a beekeeper for 12yrs, I have 7 hives, live on 100acres (so space is no problem) and am willing to study, read, ask questions and learn by doing!..
A few questions to start with...
1. I am in zone 7 (central NC). Is it too late to start a hive? Should I wait until Spring?
2. With optimal conditions how long would I need to feed them, now? Would I need to feed them thru the winter?
3. Can you add two packages of bees to help boost the production of wax? Or will one package be enough?
4. Are there any really good sites w/ pictures of the parts of the TBH?
Any ideas, suggestions, resourses you could share would be great... Thank you, NC Queen Bee