Indoor storage of honey bee colonies
for winter is not a new idea, but it is rapidly becoming a more widely-used practice, with many potential benefits to explore.
This Guide to the Indoor Storage of Honey Bee Colonies in the United States was developed and created as a part of the Healthy Hives 2020 Initiative to provide an overview of best practices and scientific information for beekeepers who store their colonies indoors or want to learn more about this management option.
Download the 1st Edition of the Storage Guide Here, or navigate the online resource
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
HANDLING AND PREPARATION OF COLONIES STORED INDOORS: THE "INS" AND "OUTS"
TYPES OF INDOOR BEE STORAGES AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
MODULAR COLD STORAGE
Chelsea Cook & Kimberly Drennan
THE ECONOMICS OF HONEY BEE MANAGEMENT AND OVERWINTERING STRATEGIES FOR COLONIES USED TO POLLINATE ALMONDS
Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, et al.
DEMOGRAPHICS OF INDOOR STORAGE
Kelly Kulhanek, Brandon Hopkins, and Gregory Shved
WINTERING STRATEGIES FOR THE
POTENTIAL FOR VARROA CONTROL IN COLD STORAGE: A REVIEW
BEEKEEPER Q & A
A composition of questions and advice from highly respected and successful commercial beekeepers
REFERENCES AND RELATED LITERATURE