Congradulations to Luke! Wuld love to see what his workers produced!
We had terible weather from midle of May. Showers each day and not much sun. Bees werent been able to fly on most days and when they did, they culdnt collect much nectar becouse the rain washed it all.
When l checked the hives about a week ago they each had lots of polen and brood but maybee just 3 pounds of honey each.
In a normal situation the hives shuld befull this time of year. I had no choice but to feed them some.
Luckly weather is getting better and thime is at full bloom so l hope they make it. I will still feed them on rainy days.
Good advices on feeding. It all makes sence.
I made some sugar candy and put it in the hives, but it seems they eat it slow. They drink syrup incredibly fast thugh!
One other concern l was thinking about is with outside feeders most forager bees atack the feeder so they dont visit flowers in the time the sugar is available. This means they dont get polen. Is this a concern?
Allso l heard with outside feeders, thereis a danger of hive robbing?