- Jan 15, 2015
- Reaction score
- North Wales
- Hive Type
Yes, try fondant. I've given up on syrup due to drowning and variable uptakes. Mine are all happy taking fondant - make sure it is in solid or no container. The advice to use food wrapping is wrong as they try to remove it through the entrance. Usually they are successful, but what a waste of energy.Just got back from the main apiary. All the colonies bar one are taking the syrup down well.
The last colony have not touched theirs annoyingly when I heft them I can tell that they need more stores but they just won't go up into the feeder.
When I look down the feed hole I can see a circle of faces looking back. Have dribbled a little syrup down the hole as well.
Anyone had this before?
I'm considering just dropping a block of fondant on them instead and seeing if they'll take that.