I have read this forum a little while, and i can find some diffenrencies with method I nurse and the members do.
I have in Finland no Finnish style, because everyone nurse in different ways. Beekeepers are old, and I think that is difficulta to learn at the age on 70 year. Everyone keeps his stubborn head and style.
But 2 things I wonder.
1) What is entrance feeder? I have not seen that. Do you feed bees all the time?
For winter we give 20 kg sugar per hive. It it tiome to give that at the end August.
3) Am I right that my have little colonies 2-3 supers?
Of course I can see on the road in Finland too those little colonies, but it is not possible to catch honey when it is a time.
I learned my style from a man, who have worked in Canada and learned to keep been with American style: Big colonies, good queens, plenty of room , and the only measure is to get lot of honey. That man moved many American method to Finland on 1960:theen.
Another good beekeeper spoke Russian and he learned tricks from Eatern Europe. He had good bee. When I got his queens, my medium yield rose to 60 kg/hive. Before that my best year's medium yield was 60 kg/hive.
My best year was 1994: 130 kg/ hiÂ´ve honey. Last year 90 kg. It is only possible with 6 super's hive. Our real yield season is 1 month long. bee summer is 4 month long, when they catch honey and pollen from flowers.