Saturday, March 25, 2017

Stretching Wings

The bees are stretching their wings!

We have had bees since 2015. Our first goal was to be able to overwinter the hive(s). This is the first promising spring. I think the wet spring killed our bees the first year, so as soon as I could (sunny day, close to 50°F), I turned the top into a sugar feeder. I opened the hive, removed the inner cover, set a box on, and placed newspaper in it. The next step was to pour in sugar which should act as insulation and absorption, plus back up supplies, if needed. Covers back on, and let the bees warm up again!

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