In your best Yoda voiceI think they were referring to not feeding syrup - that should finish by September really as the bees need to reduce and store that before the cold arrives or it will not be good as store.
Fondant is fine any time after. If in doubt- feed- cheaper than new bees- and they are your livestock to look after..
You can judge by the insert tray if they are uncapping.
Wax in fine lines - bees there and eating-
No fine wax ? bees alive.
Lumps of random cappings -have you a mouse there too??
I would agree. I put some fondant on as a trial and one hive is really tucking in but the rest are not interested.Advice from 2 bee farmers- this year may be different and hives already seem lighter than previous years by this time- just be ready to slap fondant on according to hive behaviour and not the calendar
could be that they havent found it....I would agree. I put some fondant on as a trial and one hive is really tucking in but the rest are not interested.