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Wintering Your Beehives With 3 Simple (But Effective) Steps

5 Lessons Easy

Course Overview

In this lesson, we’ll recap the important points you’ve learned in this course. You’ll also get access to FREE  resources we’ve put together to help you as you winter your hive. 

*Note:  There is a link at the end of the course where you can give us your feedback. Please take a few minutes to provide your thoughts so we can make our courses even better.

A Quick Recap of Important Principles

In this course, you’ve learned our 3 Principles of Hive Wintering and why each of them is important. Specifically, you’ve learned to:

  • Make sure your bees have enough food
  • arrow-circle-o-right Combine weak hives to make stronger colonies
  • arrow-circle-o-right Protect your hives from the elements

You’ve also learned that in order to live by these principles, you need to make sure to do the following:

  • Leave at least 200 lbs. of honey (2 Hive Bodies or 20 Hive Body Frames) for your bees
  • Don’t split hives too late in the season (usually after August 1st)
  • Combine weak hives together after extraction so that they will be stronger going into winter
  • Protect your bees from winter dangers by placing them in a low-traffic location that is protected from the cold, the wind, and prowling animals

By following these principles, you will give your hives the best possible chance of surviving the cold winter months.

Important Note

Again, we will reiterate that following these principles does not guarantee that your hives will survive . There are any number of other factors that could cause a hive to perish during the winter time. 

What these principles will do is give your hive every chance to survive on their own.

Congratulations! You've Finished!

Thank you for taking the time to go through this course with us. We hope it was valuable to you and that you’ll take other courses in our Education Center as we release them.

Note: If you want to get notified when we release new courses, you can sign up on our feedback page for this course. We'll send you an email with the new releases along with other helpful beekeeping tips and information along the way. 

Free Hive Wintering Resources

As promised, we’ve got a few FREE hive wintering bonuses we’ll give to you for finishing the course. We highly encourage you to use these resources to help you as you winter your hives. 

Click the download links underneath the resources to download them to your computer, phone, or tablet so that you can use on the go. Feel free to share them with other beekeepers that need help with wintering their hives.

Here’s what we’ve put together for you:

Wintering Your Beehives in 3 Easy Steps - Infographic

Wintering Your Beehives - Infographic

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  • Downloadable infographic that will help you remember the principles discussed in this course.

Hive Wintering Checklist  - PDF

Hive Wintering Checklist - Bear Country Bees

Download

  • Our Bear Country Bees Hive Wintering Checklist document that you can use as a reference as you winter your hives.

*Note: you can also print these resources off and take them with you if you don’t want to take your device out to work with your bees .

Give Us Your Feedback

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Thank you for taking this course and congratulations on a successful completion! We'd love to get your feedback so we can make our courses more valuable.

Would you be willing to take a few minutes to share your thoughts about your experience? This feedback is very important to us and we would love to hear from you. We might even feature you on our website!

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for taking the course!

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Also, feel free to download the free resources above and share them with other beekeepers that need help with wintering their hives.

We’d also like to get your thoughts and feedback on the course. Did this course answer your questions about hive wintering? What questions do you still have? Is there anything you’d like us to change about the course?  What other courses would you like us to create?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!

As promised, we’ve got a few FREE hive wintering bonuses we’ll give to you for finishing the course. Here’s what we’ve put together for you:

In this lesson, we’ll recap the important points you’ve learned in this course. You’ll also get access to FREE resources we’ve put together to help you as you winter your hive.

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Course Structure

Wintering Beehives: Simplify Your Wintering Checklist

When wintering your hives, you don't need to resort to lengthy checklists and countless hours of effort to keep your hives alive. This lesson will show you how you can greatly increase your hive survival rate with just one hour of work.

Leaving Enough Honey & How It Helps Your Hive Survive

Taking too much honey during extraction is almost a guarantee that your bees won't survive the winter. In this lesson, you'll learn how much honey you should leave for your bees & why it's so important to leave that amount.

Stronger Hives Are Better Than More Hives

It's tempting to want to have more hives rather than focusing on hive strength. However, as a beekeeper, you should always choose the latter. In this lesson, you'll learn why you should strive for stronger colonies and how to tell if you need to combine your hives. 

Protection From the Elements: Giving Your Bees a Bigger Edge

Work smarter rather than harder when protecting your hives from the snow, negative temperatures, and other dangers during the cold months. In this lesson, you'll learn the smart way to protect your bees from these dangers. 

Recap & Resources

Get access to free bonus resources we've put together for you to use as you winter your hive. You can also share them with other beekeepers who have questions or need help with wintering their hives.

 
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