Im wondering if you have any suggestions on winter feeding for a warre. I dont want to open the hive up when it is so cold. My bees were badly robbed out this fall (I didnt realize that the hive had swarmed late summer until I had to deal with the robbing) and im sure that they will need something from me within the next couple of months. Can I use an entrance feeder since the danger of robbing is gone in the cold? If so, is there an entrance feeder available for a warre hive or would I have to build one? Also, should I be worried about pollen. Do robbing bees steal pollen too?
When is it too cold to go inside the hive?
I am also wondering how you would go about winterizing a horizontal top bar hive for a chicago lake front climate? I wrapped mine in roofing felt/tar paper but it was a royal pain in the ass to do. Is there a better way?
Thank you for any info you can offer,