I have a small area to use and need to keep the hive as unobtrusive as possible. I was wondering if it was possible to overwinter a hive in a “Nuc” hive set up by stacking additional nuc bodies and letting the hive grow vertically. I live in Eastern Washington and winters are not overly brutal. I have a metal storage shed that the hive could be kept in during the winter months. Specifically I was looking at this model with and extra body or two.
I don’t plan to harvest any or maybe just a little bit of honey its mainly going to be a hobby and a way to educate myself until I can afford someplace bigger. Also is it realistically possible to attract a swarm to take up residence or is that more like winning the lottery?