- May 15, 2022
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I think you are correctCheck stores.
Bees will eject larvae if no food.
If the situation is that bad with stores I’d get some syrup on forget the fondant..I think you are correct
More larvae found, probably around 50 immediately below entrance.
Hefted a couple of days ago and was light enough to lift with one finger so put some fondant in a feeder in a shallow eke with insulation. Looked again today and fondant gone, feeder stuffed with bees. Put another kg of fondant in.
Weather has been wet for days now and Ivy looks pretty much finished so I dont think I have much choice but to feed them.
Do I just keep filling the feeder until either they stop taking it down or the hive feels heavier?
Do I just put the whole 12.5kg slab of fondant in the eke and leave them to it?
Do I need to look inside BB to see what's going on? I'm afraid to disturb them but what if I have no winter bee brood now?