I recently suggested that now was not the time to be opening hives. Well winter is expected to make a return this weekend so now is not the time to be disturbing them.
Instead take a look at the beekeeping courses the BBKA are offering this year. They have plenty on offer. Also worth having a look at their special booklets which are here. I was fortunate to receive several of them for Christmas and am working my way through them steadily. They are well worth it.
Watch this space for more interesting things to do over the winter. (That is “more things” not “more interesting”.)