We are trying something new. Over wintering 4-frame double nucleus colonies. We have been spending a lot of our free time researching the possibility of making this move and we have decided to do so. The addition of the double nucleus colonies to our apiaries will transition slowly over the next month. We have started with 6 nucleus colonies and by the end of August, we should hit our number of 10 having 2 hives each (“20” 4-frame nuc’s). All non-producing colonies for this year will get moved into a double nuc. It will be a labor intensive process over the next month or so but in the end, if half make it through the winter, we can use them to boost weak production colonies in the spring and ultimately giving them a head start into the spring and summer honey flow. We started with 3 double nucs and the benefits were clearly apparent by the end of July. We will be wrapping things up and should have more info on how the season has gone with them soon!