Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Here you can see large numbers of bees with their heads in the cells, trying to get out that last drop of nutrition. Really sad:
So this is a lesson for me, as I had not aggressively fed this hive as it showed great signs of health through fall, and I had hoped that during the fall flow they would have put more away for winter. The foundationless system we had used made pulling frames difficult, and this hive was a bit hotter making it less fun to work.
So, oh well. Live and learn. I inspected my rooftop hives and all of them are perfect. So are the other two Pilgrims hives. I will feed with syrup all when we have forecast a few warm days.
Posted by DCHoneybees at 4:09 PM