Thats my biggest worry Norm and the temp here dropped like a stone a couple of hours after those pictures were taken, about 40 - 50 bees perished on the snow and lawn around the hivesA time when a lot of bees perish! If they alight on a deeply cold surface they soon chill to the point where they can't use their flight muscles.
It sure is, it has fondant on top of it, small eke and then crown board.is that a plastic QX I can see there?
That's why I am a believer in landing boards! How many times have you seen bees not quite make the entrance. They are generating their own heat whilst flying but if they don't make the hive when they land they could be in trouble in such low temps.Thats my biggest worry Norm and the temp here dropped like a stone a couple of hours after those pictures were taken, about 40 - 50 bees perished on the snow and lawn around the hives
That's nothing. Yesterday we took advantage of the sun to put a lump of fondant in the "light" hive....and the bees that came out poohed all over us.....II've just started seeing faeces on the hive & landing board
I put a QX on the main brood area, then the fondant on the QX. It means the fondant is less prone to sagging down the frames.Hi,
- can't see much point leaving the excluder on though?