WITH YOUR LONG WINTER I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW YOU GUYS UP THERE DEAL WITH YOUR BEES IN THE WINTERS. BUT YOU DO HAVE A PLAN...RUN WITH IT!!!
Well things have already gone very wrong and my plan has changed accordingly. All of my hives died over this winter. My goal is still a sustainable apiary with overwintering nucs, but it may have to wait until next year along with queen rearing. Oh well.