Controlled Atmosphere Overwintering

Jason A. Long speaking at the WSBA Conference 2012

By Jason A. Long, M.S. Student, Washington State University Overwintering honey bee colonies is a common practice, with both outdoor wintering and indoor wintering conducted. Colonies heading into winter produce special winter bees. Winter bees, compared to summer bees, have enlarged fat bodies and pharyngeal glands, high levels of protein, and low levels of juvenile hormone. Winter bees live … [Read more...]