- Dec 4, 2008
- Reaction score
- Scottish Borders
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- 9 and 18 Nucs
I think you have misread the posts PH, nobody thinks it's spring yet, we were merely highlighting our frustrations, and mentioning what will be done when spring actually arrives.John has the right of it.
I put up the post as a warning as some were champing at the bit a tad on the early side and were/are liable to do serious damage to their ladies.
It will not succeed and if it does, the shed will be full of poo and bees too.If you have a bee shed like me you can have an entrance inside this will allow the bees to fly inside the shed , i have not tried it yet
That is not needed. To wake bees up and start their brooding makes only harm. I have feeded patty 20 years and I know that.my ladies have a good amount of stores but looked to be running low on pollen so i have put 250 grams on top of the brood for them.
If colony has good/enough stores, no need to feed them. It helps nothing. It only makes them work and bees will die sooner. Wintered bees are quite weak. Feeding jars make just the heat escape from brood.i dont belive in putting gallons of syrup on top of a brood bow in the spring any way they take it down there is not much room for the queen to lay my lot store it every where,