Having given the bees all that sugar water back in September they really should still have plenty of stores. However, just to be on the safe side, we gave each a cake of fondant today. It’s there if they need it, and if they don’t, they’ll just leave it alone.
It was good to have a quick look through the polycarbonate crown board. Caitlin in Hive 1, Rebecca in Hive 2, Sam in Hive 3 and Hope in Hive 5 were all busy just under the crown board. In fact, some of the bees from Hope decided to come out and see us off!
Claire in Hive 4 and Susan in Hive 6 had no bees in sight and this was the case the last time I had a peek in! However, I had a good look down between the frames and I could see bees so they’re still in there!
Next visit will be to treat for Varroa in January or February.