Wednesday, April 29, 2009

time to feed the bees

i noticed a larger population of bees congregating around the front entrance of the hives as i was making my evening rounds. i thought it a bit odd. i had not seen numbers like that around the entrance since first nesting in the babies. i figure it must be time to fill the top feeder. so in i went to prepare the goods

- a ration of sugar water - 2:1 - sugar:h2o -
and
- sugar patties which are a mix of powdered sugar and lard -

i sure hope the bees are not thinking of taking off over night. i don't imagine so. it was not crazy numbers by the entrance but enough to get me pondering. being a total novice, i'm hoping my observations are founded. we'll see when we open the hives in the morning.


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