Bees flying in December is the tonic for my winter worrying.
Now that the holiday rush is over, planning for spring can start. The training yard where this hive lives, is going to be used for teaching with a focus on splits, mite control and queen health. The production and allocation of nucs is under discussion as there is more demand than supply. With some luck, we could produce 6 or so nucs for sale and keep the total hive count at 8 to 10. The use of queen castles for queen production and banking will be a larger part of the training program.