How do you give it to the bees if it is wrapped? Do you put it on top of the frames (so that the bees can get to it from below) and then 'cover' it with greaseproof paper?Ideally fondant should be wrapped in greaseproof paper or plastic to help retain its moisture content.
I wrapped up the fondant and cut a large slit through the paper for access and placed the slit over the hole in the crown board in the roof space. You could place it on the frames if you roll it out but you won't get much in that space which is why I put about 2-3 Kg's on the crown board in the roof space, the other benefit is its quick and simple to replace if required during winter with minimal heat loss.How do you give it to the bees if it is wrapped? Do you put it on top of the frames (so that the bees can get to it from below) and then 'cover' it with greaseproof paper?
I can understand that, but, how long does it take to ferment... meaning, if they have uncapped honey, would they not eat that first anyway? Like eating whats in the fridge before starting on the freezer.They will not have time to cap the liquid feed and it will ferment and give um the trots Kaz
Do we have to re-use the same container or is there justification here for the purchase of more curry?Monitor and when you can see bees in the transparent container, the fondant is gone, replace with new one.
There is a dearth of nectar about at the moment and the quantities are so small that they have little impact. Taking syrup at this time of year is a bulk operation, the bees cannot invert it because they cannot raise the temperature adequately.ooo....ooooo...just thought of a question! What happens to the nectar the bees are collecting now then? Why doesn't that cause them any problems?