I am new to beekeeping, so new in fact that I'm not even started!!
I will get 8 "400 super nuc with laying Queen" on June 1st. I will be in southern Manitoba, Canada, about 40 miles north of the Minessota border. The area is all farmland with predominant soy beans and canola cultures.
Should I expect these new colonies to swarm this summer? If yes, how many times can they swarm without making the colonies too weak to winterize?
I started building my brood boxes and supers and I would like to have an idea of the amount of each I should build.
Let's assume that the weather will be normal for the area, mostly hot and dry.
Thanks a million!!
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